PAGER - M 5.5 - HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 17:50:52 UTC (22:20:52 local)Location: 35.7° N, 70.6° EDepth: 110kmEvent Id: USC000EHGPAlert Version: 6Created: 1 week, 1 day after earthquake.
Global Location

Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
99
1 to 9 (YELLOW)1
10 to 99 (YELLOW)0
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
99
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)1
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)0
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*23,723k*1,101k000000
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1999-11-081056.5IV (5m)0
1997-05-13936.4IV (6m)1
1998-05-301676.5VII (715k)4000

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides and liquefaction that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IVDorufchah4k
IVAsmar16k
IVMehtar Lam17k
IIIJalalabad200k
IIITaloqan64k
IIIUtmanzai29k
IIIBaghlan108k
IIIKabul3,044k
IIIMardan300k
IIIKonduz162k
IIIMingaora227k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11974-12-28
12:11 UTC
6.235.03° N, 72.9° E
13km
PKVIII (6 k)53005300
21976-03-19
13:03 UTC
5.636.59° N, 67.76° E
5km
AFVIII (553)4949landslide
31979-07-02
16:30 UTC
4.534.53° N, 74.29° E
35km
INV (459 k)03
41981-06-13
07:29 UTC
5.636.2° N, 67.84° E
21km
AFVIII (5)11
51981-09-12
07:15 UTC
6.135.68° N, 73.6° E
15km
PKIX (10)220229landslide
61982-12-16
00:40 UTC
6.436.11° N, 68.98° E
37km
AFVIII (1 k)500500
71983-12-22
05:31 UTC
5.536.03° N, 69.15° E
15km
AFVII (5 k)00
81983-12-30
23:52 UTC
7.436.39° N, 70.71° E
215km
AFV (6,789 k)1212
91984-02-01
14:22 UTC
6.134.58° N, 70.47° E
9km
AFIX (38)11
101984-02-16
17:18 UTC
6.436.45° N, 70.85° E
209km
AFIV (3,605 k)44
111984-10-26
20:22 UTC
6.139.16° N, 71.35° E
15km
TJVIII (2 k)00
121985-07-29
07:54 UTC
7.436.16° N, 70.86° E
100km
AFVII (454 k)55landslide
131986-01-12
20:14 UTC
5.634.16° N, 69.6° E
9km
AFVIII (129)00
141988-07-20
06:20 UTC
5.537.02° N, 72.9° E
14km
AFVII (148)00
151988-09-25
20:52 UTC
5.537.17° N, 71.78° E
7km
TJVII (740)00
161989-01-22
23:02 UTC
5.338.48° N, 68.7° E
2km
TJVII (121 k)0274landslide
171989-05-12
00:40 UTC
4.732.26° N, 71.1° E
33km
PKIV (33 k)00
181990-03-05
20:47 UTC
6.136.89° N, 73.02° E
11km
AFVIII (470)00
191990-07-13
14:20 UTC
6.336.43° N, 70.78° E
212km
AFIV (2,561 k)043landslide
201990-11-03
16:39 UTC
5.439.05° N, 71.4° E
9km
TJVII (40)00
211991-01-31
23:03 UTC
6.835.95° N, 70.44° E
142km
AFV (4,531 k)0703landslide
221991-04-18
09:18 UTC
5.537.46° N, 68.27° E
11km
TJVII (26 k)33landslide
231992-05-10
04:04 UTC
5.837.16° N, 72.91° E
39km
AFVIII (8)00
241992-05-20
12:20 UTC
633.34° N, 71.31° E
19km
PKVIII (55 k)3636
251992-11-23
23:11 UTC
5.638.55° N, 72.61° E
36km
TJVI (2 k)00
261994-05-01
12:00 UTC
6.136.94° N, 67.14° E
21km
AFIX (260)160160
271994-10-21
05:06 UTC
5.536.4° N, 69.64° E
33km
AFVII (1)00
281995-06-11
21:55 UTC
5.632.57° N, 69.69° E
29km
PKVII (77 k)00
291996-10-01
16:14 UTC
4.732.37° N, 70.6° E
35km
PKIII (1,255 k)00
301997-03-19
19:57 UTC
4.934.79° N, 71.52° E
15km
PKVI (386 k)1515
311997-05-13
14:13 UTC
6.436.45° N, 71.01° E
195km
AFIV (6,292 k)11
321998-02-04
14:33 UTC
5.937.07° N, 70.04° E
31km
AFVIII (3 k)23232323landslide
331998-02-20
12:18 UTC
6.336.46° N, 71.07° E
235km
AFIV (913 k)11landslide
341998-05-30
06:22 UTC
6.537.14° N, 70.1° E
34km
AFVII (715 k)40004000landslide
351998-12-11
20:16 UTC
5.636.52° N, 71° E
219km
AFIII (3,546 k)55
361999-02-11
14:08 UTC
634.32° N, 69.23° E
37km
AFVIII (56)7070
371999-11-08
16:45 UTC
6.536.47° N, 71.24° E
226km
AFIV (5,016 k)00
382000-07-17
22:53 UTC
6.336.24° N, 70.94° E
135km
AFV (191 k)22
392001-06-01
14:00 UTC
535.11° N, 69.32° E
45km
AFV (1,344 k)44
402001-09-02
16:58 UTC
5.538.76° N, 71.96° E
15km
TJVII (21)00
412002-01-03
07:05 UTC
6.136° N, 70.65° E
133km
AFV (19 k)00
422002-01-09
06:45 UTC
5.238.64° N, 69.84° E
29km
TJVI (51 k)33
432002-02-03
20:59 UTC
4.938.66° N, 69.88° E
27km
TJVI (16 k)00
442002-03-03
12:08 UTC
7.336.42° N, 70.46° E
205km
AFV (8,484 k)00
452002-03-25
14:56 UTC
6.136.05° N, 69.21° E
8km
AFVII (49 k)10001000landslide
462002-03-27
08:52 UTC
5.636.05° N, 69.25° E
9km
AFVII (4 k)00landslide
472002-04-12
04:00 UTC
5.835.98° N, 69.29° E
7km
AFVIII (628)5050landslide
482002-11-01
22:09 UTC
5.335.39° N, 74.63° E
28km
PKVII (1 k)1111landslide
492002-11-03
07:33 UTC
5.335.35° N, 74.6° E
16km
PKVII (261)00
502002-11-20
21:32 UTC
6.335.33° N, 74.55° E
13km
PKIX (124)1919landslide
512003-03-29
11:46 UTC
5.835.9° N, 70.55° E
110km
AFV (22 k)11
522004-02-14
10:30 UTC
5.434.75° N, 73.18° E
11km
PKVII (19 k)1024landslide
532004-02-14
11:56 UTC
5.334.77° N, 73.17° E
11km
PKVII (10 k)00
542004-04-05
21:24 UTC
6.536.5° N, 71.02° E
175km
AFV (631)33
552004-07-18
08:31 UTC
5.233.34° N, 69.48° E
6km
AFVII (2 k)22
562004-08-10
01:47 UTC
636.4° N, 70.74° E
206km
AFIV (574 k)00
572005-10-08
03:50 UTC
7.634.46° N, 73.58° E
19km
PKIX (290 k)8735187351landslide, liquefaction
582005-10-08
03:57 UTC
5.934.25° N, 73.55° E
3km
PKVIII (31 k)00
592005-10-08
03:58 UTC
5.735.06° N, 73.73° E
36km
PKVII (4 k)00
602005-10-08
04:01 UTC
5.634.79° N, 73.22° E
26km
PKVII (213 k)00
612005-10-08
04:02 UTC
5.634.52° N, 73.27° E
24km
PKVII (1,060 k)00
622005-10-08
04:26 UTC
5.734.63° N, 73.11° E
10km
PKVIII (18 k)00
632005-10-08
05:26 UTC
5.534.74° N, 73.1° E
23km
PKVII (450 k)00
642005-10-08
10:46 UTC
6.434.67° N, 73.04° E
8km
PKIX (73 k)00
652005-10-08
12:08 UTC
5.734.6° N, 73.15° E
32km
PKVII (569 k)00
662005-10-08
12:25 UTC
5.734.74° N, 73.06° E
16km
PKVIII (2 k)00
672005-10-08
21:13 UTC
5.534.69° N, 73.15° E
13km
PKVII (68 k)00
682005-10-09
08:30 UTC
5.734.63° N, 73.14° E
11km
PKVIII (9 k)00
692005-10-15
04:24 UTC
5.233.98° N, 73.93° E
12km
PKVII (2 k)22
702005-10-19
02:33 UTC
5.634.75° N, 72.99° E
6km
PKVIII (586)00
712005-10-23
15:04 UTC
5.534.8° N, 73.01° E
6km
PKVII (141 k)00
722005-11-06
02:11 UTC
5.134.48° N, 73.34° E
12km
PKVII (10 k)00
732005-12-12
21:47 UTC
6.536.28° N, 71.11° E
224km
AFV (128 k)55
742006-04-04
09:12 UTC
4.634.6° N, 73.14° E
10km
PKVI (78 k)00
752006-07-06
03:57 UTC
5.839.13° N, 71.82° E
24km
TJVII (14 k)00
762006-07-29
00:11 UTC
5.637.26° N, 68.83° E
34km
TJVII (296 k)33
772007-07-21
22:44 UTC
5.238.94° N, 70.49° E
10km
TJVII (71)312landslide
MMICityPopulation
IVDorufchah4k
IVAsmar16k
IVMehtar Lam17k
IIITaloqan64k
IIIJalalabad200k
IIINahrin22k
IIIUtmanzai29k
IIIFarkhar10k
IIIMohmand Darrah7k
IIICharsadda95k
IIIDasht-e Archi8k
IIIShabqadar67k
IIIKhanabad72k
IIIJarm12k
IIIBaghlan108k
IIIKabul3,044k
IIIAshkasham12k
IIITangi29k
IIIAt Khvajeh19k
IIINoorabad1k
IIIMir Bachcheh Kowt5k
IIIKonduz162k
IIIMardan300k
IIIRostaq26k
IIIJabal os Saraj15k
IIITagao6k
IIIDir30k
IIIPanj8k
IIIRisalpur37k
IIIEmam Saheb10k
IIIShinpokh1k
IIIMingaora227k
IIIPol-e Khomri56k
IIIQaravol25k
IIIBat Khela46k
IIIIshkashim26k
IIIFaizabad40k
IIIThal29k
IIILandi Kotal2k
IIIMaidan Shahr2k
IIISwabi97k
IIIZaida27k
IIIKhandud6k
IIICharikar54k
IIPaghman49k

(k = x1,000)


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