M 5.5 in New Caledonia on 21 Jan 2019 00:35 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1168506
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.855 , 169.0445
Event Date: 21 Jan 2019 00:35 UTC
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Inserted at: 21 Jan 2019 00:52 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j6qe Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

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61 million people affected by extreme weather events in 2018: UN repor ... Thu, 24 Jan 2019 23:17:00 +0100.

GENEVA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Earthquakes and tsunamis accounted for most of the 10,373 lives lost in disasters last year, while extreme weather events accounted for most of 61.7 million people affected by natural hazards, the UN Office for D
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World: 2018:Extreme weather events affected 60m peopleThu, 24 Jan 2019 21:16:00 +0100.

GENEVA, 24 January, 2019 – Earthquakes and tsunamis accounted for the majority of the 10,373 lives lost in disasters last year while extreme weather events accounted for most of 61.7 million people affected by natural hazards, according to
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),