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M 5.5 in South Of Fiji Islands on 11 Jan 2018 17:53 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

Media analysis

News articles per day
10/01 15/01
  • Articles: 293
  • Articles about casualties: 24 (8.2%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

Latest headlines


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

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Peru: 6.9 Earthquake Magnitude Hit South West Peru

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:32:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

On January 14, 2018 at 4:18AM local time, an earthquake 6.9 magnitude hit south west Peru. The epicenter was located 56 km from the coast of Arequipa. Moderate damage and power outage has been reported in some areas of the Departments of Arequipa, Ayacucho and Ica.

2 dead, 65 injured after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits southern Peru

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +0100dailysabah (en)

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook southern Peru on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring 65 others, the South American country's civil defense agency said. The USGS says that the temblor struck 42 kilometers (26 miles) south-southwest of Acari at 0918 GMT (4:18 a.m. EST) on Sunday at a depth of 12.

South Florida Haitians react to Trump's derogatory remarks

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:07:00 +0100miamiherald (en)

. Haitian-American community leaders in Miami gathered Friday night to remember the 300,000 lives lost in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, but they ended up responding to reports that President Donald Trump referred to their nation as a “shithole” and wanted to exclude Haitians from any special protected status.

Trump called Haiti a ‘shithole’ country — now South Florida lawmakers are not holding back

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:06:00 +0100miamiherald (en)

Trump denies 'shithole' comment but Illinois senator confirms the remarks. President Donald Trump denied in a tweet on Thursday that he asked during a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway. Sen.

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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.