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Mw 4.9 Earthquake, Green alert in South Pacific Ocean on 16 Jul 2017 19:26 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

Media analysis

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  • Articles: 962
  • Articles about casualties: 6 (0.6%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

Latest headlines

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

Mentioning 'South'

Magnitude 5.3 Quake Hits Southern Japan, no Tsunami Warning
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:48:00 +0200   novinite (en)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 hit the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, according to Reuters. The quake was centered just offshore from the city of Kagoshima, NHK public television said.

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South Island prepares to batten down for winter's second storm
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:15:00 +0200   Stuff (en)

Niwa principal forecasting scientist Chris Brandolino said rain would be heaviest inland, bringing between 25 millimetres and 35mm over 24 hours in Christchurch and up to 70mm in areas such as Darfield. Gale force winds would mainly affect areas south of the city.

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Earthquake in Peru: 6.4 magnitude quake hits southern coast
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:09:00 +0200   financialexpress (en)

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck just off Peru’s southern coast today, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake hit at approximately 9:05 pm local time with a depth of 44 kilometers. It occurred some 220 kilometers west of Arequipa, Peru’s second most populous city.

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Magnitude 5.3 quake hits southern Japan, no tsunami warning
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:59:00 +0200   trust (en)

(Adds power company's comment on nuclear plant; paragraph 3) TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 hit the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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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.