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M 6.3 in Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge on 01 Jan 2016 02:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a no humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
  • Depth: Km
  • Event Date: 01 Jan 2016 02:00 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 01 Jan 2016 02:21 UTC


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Photos: Earthquake hits southwestern B.C.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 01:58:00 +0100   vancouversun (en)

Being prepared will be the key to survival. The tectonic plates off the west coast are squeezing each other with tremendous force. When they break - which is a certainty - they will release a tremendous amount of force resulting in a massive earthquake and inevitable tsunami.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (64), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), USGS (6), (1), INFORM (1),

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