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M 5.8 in Antarctica on 23 Feb 2016 18:08 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: 23 Feb 2016 18:08 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 24 Feb 2016 15:03 UTC


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Latest media headlines

Articles: 257 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Powerful East Coast storm system kills 4 in Virginia, raising overall death toll to 7 - Freezing winds hampering rescue of 68 people from icebreaker ship in Antarctica - FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 17:48:00 +0100   foxnews (en)

Storms systems brought tornadoes to the East Coast -- killing four in Virginia -- heavy snow that canceled hundreds of flights in the Midwest and power outages that left hundreds of thousands across several states in the dark. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday....

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Antarctica earthquake: Strong tremor strikes south of Australia
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:59:00 +0100   bnonews (en)

The earthquake, which struck at about 5:08 a.m. Sydney time on Wednesday, was centered about 454 kilometers (282 miles) northeast of the French scientific station Dumont d'Urville in Antarctica, or about 2,261 kilometers (1,405 miles) south of Hobart on Tasmania. The earthquake struck at a depth of about 7.

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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), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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