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Overall Green Earthquake alert in Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge on 27 Feb 2016 21:29 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.9M, Depth:10km
  • on 27 Feb 2016 21:29 UTC
  • No people within 100km
  • inserted at 27 Feb 2016 21:51:00 UTC

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Articles: 479 | About casualties: 21 | Last hour: 0

Powerful quake in western Indonesia sparks panic
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 20:35:00 +0100   kuwaittimes (en)

PADANG: A powerful and shallow earthquake struck yesterday off Indonesia’s Sumatra island, sending panicked residents rushing from their homes in a region hit hard by quakes and tsunamis in the past. Local authorities initially issued a tsunami warning but lifted it several hours later, and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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Powerful quake in western Indonesia sparks panic
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 20:22:00 +0100   9news (en)

A powerful and shallow earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra last night sending panicked residents rushing from their homes in a region hit hard by quakes and tsunamis in the past. Local authorities initially issued a tsunami warning but lifted it several hours later, and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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We are ready for El Niño rains, Western Kenya governors say
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:26:00 +0100   nation-ke (en)

Dykes will be built and families moved when the El Niño rains hit Western Kenya next month. Governors from region said although their counties would get part of the Sh5 billion emergency fund from the national government, they were also making plans to help residents who might be affected by the rains.

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