M 5.8 in New Zealand on 16 May 2018 17:22 UTC

Event 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
Lat/Lon: -33.9157 , -179.5412
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 : 1.1 (NZL)

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Latest media headlines

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9:21 Session to Help Identify 2011 Disaster Victims in Japan
Sun, 20 May 2018 15:52:00 +0200.

20 de mayo de 2018, 09:21 Tokyo,May 20 (Prensa Latina) Police in northeastern Japan are holding an information-providing session today to help those whose loved ones remain unaccounted for more than 7 years after the 2011 earthquake and tsu
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Distance between Kathmandu, Nepal-China border town shortened after ne ...
Sun, 20 May 2018 13:48:00 +0200.

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 Ro
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Ponte Caldelas registra de madrugada un nuevo terremoto de dos grados
Sun, 20 May 2018 13:33:00 +0200.

Es el número 37 de los contabilizados por el Instituto Geográfico Nacional en la comarca desde el pasado martes. Un nuevo terremoto se registró esta pasada madrugada en Ponte Caldelas, de pequeña intensidad, El Instituto Geográfico Naciona
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LATEST: Lava reaches ocean, portion of Highway 137 closed
Sun, 20 May 2018 12:32:00 +0200.

DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife closes park due to lava flows The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife closed the Malama Ki Forest Reserve on the Big Island on Saturday after lava began flowing into it. DLNR officials say maps show
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),