M 5.7 in Samoa on 15 May 2020 14:49 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1218117
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 12.6 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.576 , -173.0466
Event Date: 15 May 2020 14:49 UTC
15 May 2020 02:49 Local
Exposed Population: About 1000 people in MMI>=IV
About 800 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 May 2020 15:46 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Samoa)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70009gsj Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (41), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),