M 5.5 in South Of Fiji Islands on 12 Jul 2018 06:51 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 539.6 km
Lat/Lon: -23.3471 , -179.9062
Event Date: 12 Jul 2018 06:51 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Jul 2018 07:10 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 39 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Quake was region's biggest in half a year 1 hour ago
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 03:42:00 +0200.

As at this morning, nearly 8000 people reported feeling (denoted in colours) last night's 9.10pm quake, which struck about 10km east of Christchurch at a depth of 12km. Image / GeoNet. A magnitude 4.0 earthquake that rattled Christchurch l
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Christchurch 4.0 quake was region's biggest in half a year
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:47:00 +0200.

"We do know that the epicentre was approximately 5km offshore." The last local quake of that size - another 4.0 - was recorded 5km south of Christchurch just after midnight on January 20. But Naguit expected it was likely linked to the long
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Huge 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Yemen coast
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:40:00 +0200.

USGS QUAKE: The 6.2 magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Yemen There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties. The quake struck 130 miles north-west of Socotra island in the Gulf of Aden. No tsunami warning was issued.
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Alpine Fault not impacted by quake
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:52:00 +0200.

Early indications are the 7.5 earthquake near Hanmer Springs has not had a significant impact on the Alpine Fault, which runs up the spine of the West Coast and is overdue for a major rupture. Geonet duty seismologist Anna Kaiser said the e
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (36), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (2), (1), INFORM (1),