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Mw 6 Earthquake, White alert in Fiji Islands Region on 18 Apr 2017 17:11 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

Media analysis

  • Articles: 72
  • Articles about casualties: 3 (4.2%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

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The headlines below have been automatically extracted by the Europe Media Monitor.

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5.3 mag earthquake registered in Fiji waters
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:21:00 +0200   fijitimes (en)

Update: 3:54PM AN earthquake occurred early this morning in Fiji waters measuring 5.3 local magnitude. The earthquake was registered at 114km West from Tubou, Lakeba in Lau; 170km East-Southeast from Nausori and 179km East-Southeast from Suva. It occurred at a depth of 632km.

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.