M 5.6 in Kermadec Islands Region on 12 May 2017 00:46 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -27.7199 , -176.5693
Event Date: 12 May 2017 00:46 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 May 2017 02:42 UTC

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Latest media headlines

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Terremoto de 6.2 fue detectado cerca de Papúa Nueva GuineaMon, 15 May 2017 22:03:00 +0200. Un terremoto de 6,2 grados fue detectado este lunes en el mar cerca de Papúa Nueva Guinea , informó el servicio geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS,) pero ningún alerta de tsunami fue emitido. El epicentro del terremoto fue cercano a la isla
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More than 50 per cent Indians living in disaster prone areas: Rajnath SinghMon, 15 May 2017 21:36:00 +0200. NEW DELHI: India is one of the most disaster-prone nations, with more than 50 per cent of the population living in areas vulnerable to natural calamities. Inaugurating a meeting organised by the National Disaster Management Authority in New
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6.2-magnitude quake hits off PNG: USGSMon, 15 May 2017 20:15:00 +0200. A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea today, the US Geological Survey said, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued. The shallow tremor struck in waters near the sparsely populated New Britain island, 450 kilometres
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