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Bhutan: Earthquake: 2009/09/21 Country Information on DRR

Period 2009/09/21
Country or District Bhutan
Event Type Earthquake
Outline On September 21, 2009, a strong earthquake Magnitude 6.1 rocked Bhutan, blocking access roads in the mountainous Asian kingdom and killing at least eight people.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Xinhua News Agency 2009/09/22
More than 3,000 people in southwest China\'s Tibet Autonomous region were affected by a strong earthquake that jolted neighboring Bhutan Monday afternoon. The quake has left 11 people dead in Bhutan.

Reuters Alertnet 2009/09/21
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Bhutan on Monday, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens, officials and the state-run Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) said. 2009/09/21
At least 8 dead as quake rocks Bhutan

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OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/09/22
Bhutan: Earthquake (as of 22 September 2009)

USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Magnitude 6.1 Date-Time: Monday, September 21, 2009 at 08:53:05 UTC(Monday, September 21, 2009 at 02:53:05 PM) Location 27.351°N, 91.425°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region BHUTAN


GDACS 2009/09/21
On 9/21/2009 8:53:05 AM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 and depth 10km has struck an highly populated area in the Mongar Province (population: 0.1 million) in Bhutan. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be low (Green alert).