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M 5.8 in New Zealand on 14 Feb 2016 00:13 UTC
GDACS Event Report - 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: Km
  • Event Date: 14 Feb 2016 00:13 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 479634 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 14 Feb 2016 00:33 UTC


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Latest media headlines

Articles: 529 | About casualties: 14 | Last hour: 0

New Jefferson flood maps might save money for thousands
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 23:00:00 +0100   nola (en)

More than 130,000 properties in Jefferson Parish are likely to see improvements in their flood insurance ratings, according to proposed digital flood insurance rate maps expected to go into effect in 2017. Pictured is an image of the FEMA web site where property owners can see how the new maps affect them.

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A new app 'MyShake' to warn earthquake before hand
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 03:53:00 +0100   peoplesreview (en)

New York : martphones could become the makeshift quake detectors of the future as a new app ‘MyShake’ launched on Friday is designed to track tremors and potentially save the lives of its users. MyShake, available on Android, links users to become an all-in-one earthquake warning system; it records....

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Economy and urban renewal 'should be priorities' in 2016
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 19:11:00 +0100   ChinaPost (en)

TAIPEI--Economic policy and urban renewal should be among the government's top priorities this year, scholars attending a press conference said. The government should carefully evaluate whether a broad urban renewal program is necessary to prevent disasters after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings in Tainan on Feb.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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