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M 5.7 in Vanuatu on 17 Apr 2017 02:21 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
  • Depth: 20.37 Km
  • Event Date: 17 Apr 2017 02:21 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 1932 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 17 Apr 2017 02:42 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10008i97 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 86 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes northwest of Vanuatu - USGS
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:54:00 +0200   trust (en)

SYDNEY, April 17 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was initially reported with a magnitude of 6.0 but was later downgraded by the USGS.

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Vanuatu: Trzęsienie ziemi o magnitudzie 5,7 na Pacyfiku
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:27:00 +0200   gazetaprawna (pl)

Trzęsienie ziemi o magnitudzie 5,7 nawiedziło w poniedziałek obszary Oceanu Spokojnego na południowy zachód od wysp wchodzących w skład Republiki Vanuatu – podały amerykańskie służby sejsmologiczne (USGS). Epicentrum znajdowało się 250 km od Vanuatu. Służby USGS, które mają swą siedzibę na....

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Séisme de magnitude 5,7 enregistré à Vanuatu
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:11:00 +0200   rtbf (fr)

Un séisme de magnitude 5,7 a été enregistré dans l'archipel de Vanuatu peu avant 05h00 (HB) lundi matin, selon l'Institut de géophysique américain USGS. Le séisme été enregistré au nord-ouest de l'archipel situé dans l'océan Pacifique, à 250 kilomètres de l'île de Santo, la plus grande du pays.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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