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M 5.8 in New Zealand on 16 May 2018 17:22 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 16 May 2018 17:22 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 16 May 2018 17:41 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()

References

Known identifiers for this event: us1000e6hz (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 173 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Distance between Kathmandu, Nepal-China border town shortened after new road section completed

Sun, 20 May 2018 13:48:00 +0200xinhuanet_en (en)

KATHMANDU, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The distance between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and Nepal-China border town Rasuwagadhi has been shortened by 25 kilometers after Nepal Army (NA) handed over an alternative 17-km road section to Department of Road on Sunday, the NA said.

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 (28 April- 14 May 2018)

Fri, 18 May 2018 21:12:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Highlights. • On 4 May, an agreement was signed by the warring tribes in Hela Province, improving the security situation although it remains unpredictable. Humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF, are currently planning for the resumption of relief operations in the Province.

BREAKING: MAJOR 6.2 magnitude earthquake HITS near the coast of New Zealand

Fri, 18 May 2018 05:17:00 +0200express (en)

The quake was recorded South of the Kermadec Islands. It has a depth of 10.6 km. The earthquake occurred after a series of 15 other quakes hit New Zealand in quick succession, sparking fears that there could be a ‘big one’ on its way. Four of the 15 had a magnitude of four or higher when they struck....

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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.

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.

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (76), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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