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Overall Green Earthquake alert in New Zealand on 15 Feb 2016 19:28 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 6.2M, Depth:10km
  • on 15 Feb 2016 19:28 UTC
  • No people within 100km
  • inserted at 15 Feb 2016 19:48:00 UTC


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Articles: 492 | About casualties: 16 | Last hour: 0

How an Earthquake Turned This New Zealand Town into the Art Deco Capital of the World
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:38:00 +0100   smithsonianmag (en)

“I remember all of us students running from the school like bees out of the hive,” he tells “Children were hanging onto the fences. Otherwise they would have fallen over since the ground wouldn’t stop shaking.” The Hawke’s Bay earthquake only lasted two-and-a-half minutes, but it....

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ShareBits: Tip Anyone Crypto Tokens via Twitter in Seconds, New Blockchain Tech From BitShares, OpenLedger, CCEDK and Beyond Bitcoin
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:36:00 +0100   prnewswire (en)

and Justin Fondriest CCEDK , founder of Beyond Bitcoin, will make tip-bot facilities available to businesses and individuals who want to distribute cryptocurrency tokens as part of their marketing and engagement strategies. The Sharebot is built on second-generation cryptocurrency....

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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:33:00 +0100   znsbahamas (en)

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) shipped the first set of building supplies to start the re-building phase on three family islands impacted by Hurricane Joaquin last October. The supplies are being transported via the Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel the HMBS Lawrence Major, on its....

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