M 5.9 in New Caledonia on 05 Dec 2018 04:28 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.5131 , 169.3675
Event Date: 05 Dec 2018 04:28 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 05 Dec 2018 05:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (New Caledonia)

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Latest media headlines

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EARTHQUAKE WARNING: ‘VERY large’ earthquake predicted to strike TOMORR ...
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:50:00 +0100.

The “major earthquake warning” was issued by the Ditrianum website on Thursday, telling people to be on alert for significant seismic activity between December 7 and 13. Netherlands-based Frank Hoogerbeets, who runs the website, said during
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Brookfield residents file appeal in attempt to stop injection well
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 07:05:00 +0100.

BROOKFIELD. Discussions over an appeal filed by Brookfield residents who seek to reverse the state’s authorization for a company to begin operating one of its injection wells will likely happen after the start of the new year. Linda Osterma
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Complacency kills: Caribbean gears up for tsunamis
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 06:48:00 +0100.

Image copyright Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Image caption Island nations like Grenada hope to be tsunami-ready by 2020. The last time a major tsunami hit the Caribbean region was in 1946, after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Dominican
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UN emergency relief fund has 'never been more critical': Guterres
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 05:26:00 +0100.

7 December 2018 - The mission of the UN's Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), which enables humanitarian responders to deliver life-saving assistance whenever and wherever crises strike, is more critical than ever, said Secretary-General
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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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), USGS (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),