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M 5.9 in Vanuatu on 30 Jan 2017 23:35 UTC
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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: 70.26 Km
  • Event Date: 30 Jan 2017 23:35 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 52605 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 31 Jan 2017 03:21 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10007wbk (neicid)

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Sismo de 5,9 sacude costas de Vanuatu
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0100   el19digital (es)

Se ha registrado un fuerte temblor cerca de las costas de la República de Vanuatu este 30 de enero a las 23:35 GMT. Datos del Servicio Geológico de EE.UU. (USGS, por sus siglas en inglés) indican que el sismo fue de magnitud 5,9. El movimiento tuvo lugar 33 kilómetros al noreste de la localidad de....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (60), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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