Details of Disaster Information

Bhutan : Earthquake : 2009/09/21
GLIDE: EQ-2009-000200-BTN  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2009/09/21
Name 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

Related Links
  • 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
Geographycal Data Information
  • 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).