M 7.8 in Southwest Of Sumatera, Indonesia on 02 Mar 2016 12:49 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 7.8M
Depth: 24 km
Lat/Lon: -4.9082 , 94.275
Event Date: 02 Mar 2016 12:49 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 Mar 2016 13:45 UTC

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 1958 | About casualties: 34 | Last hour: 0

Schools in disaster zones regroup as students declineSun, 06 Mar 2016 12:43:00 +0100. SENDAI, KYODO – Parts of the Tohoku area hit hardest by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami now have fewer school-age children, creating pressure to close or consolidate schools, school board data suggests. The number of elementary and ju
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Volunteer became a hero in tsunami-hit townSun, 06 Mar 2016 12:06:00 +0100. When a group of American high school students recently visiting Japan were asked to name the highlight of their trip, they didn’t mention sushi or the bullet train or the warm welcome they had received — although all those things had been g
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JEZIVO PRIZNANJE BIVŠEG PREMIJERA: ‘Za dlaku smo izbjegli nuklearnu katastr ... Sun, 06 Mar 2016 11:49:00 +0100. Naoto Kan bio je japanski premijer 2011. kada su posljedice potresa i tsunamija uništile nuklearku u Fukušimi. No, tek danas je poznat razmjer katastrofe koja je mogla uslijediti. U razgovoru za The Telegraph , povodom pete godišnjice priro
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10h52 - Fukushima: tristes touristes dans une zone de non-droitSun, 06 Mar 2016 11:48:00 +0100. Alors que les Japonais s'apprêtent à commémorer le drame survenu il y a 5 ans sur la côte Pacifique de l'archipel, nombreux sont ceux qui désirent observer de leurs yeux ces lieux de mémoire que sont devenus le littoral ravagé par le tsunam
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (109), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), USGS (4), (1), INFORM (3), NOAA (2),