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M 4.9 in New Zealand on 30 Jan 2017 13:53 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: 4.9M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 30 Jan 2017 13:53 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 27344 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 30 Jan 2017 16:52 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10007w6b (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 443 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

new Drought-easing California snow heaviest in 22 years
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:26:00 +0100   bakersfieldnow (en)

Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, crosses a snow covered meadow after conducting the second manual snow survey of the season at at Phillips Station Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, near Echo Summit, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) PHILLIPS STATION, Calif.

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Fort McMurray to get $1M in new trees this spring
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:04:00 +0100   CBC (en)

Trees Canada also in talks to help restore forests on surrounding First Nations' lands. A few neighbourhoods were hit especially hard in Fort McMurray, and Trees Canada is investing more than $1 million to restore the greenery in the area. (Trees Canada/Supplied) More than $1 million worth of....

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A new social network and a mini tornado among the fascinating projects at St Mary's CBS SciFest in Portlaoise
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:58:00 +0100   leinsterexpress (en)

A vodka drinking mouse, a working tornado, and a new social network without the negativity of bullying, were among the 82 projects completed by 2nd year and Transition year boys at St Mary's CBS Portlaoise today, February 2 at SciFest. With 215 students taking part, the science fair is embraced at....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (60), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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