M 5.9 in Samoa on 25 Oct 2020 11:47 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 1240864
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 32.73 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.3542 , -173.4669
Event Date: 25 Oct 2020 11:47 UTC
24 Oct 2020 23:47 Local
Exposed Population: About 1000 people in MMI>=IV
About 800 people within 100km
Inserted at: 25 Oct 2020 16:56 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Samoa)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000ccyh Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 1 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

samoa Quakes shake nation amid weather warnings By Soli Wilson, 26/10/ ... Mon, 26 Oct 2020 06:41:00 +0100.

No tsunami warning was triggered by two major earthquakes Samoa felt early on Monday morning, only three minutes apart. The first was at 1:47 a.m. with a magnitude of 6.7, occurring in the Samoa region. The tremor was 10 kilometres deep and

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),