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M 4.5 in China on 15 May 2017 16:20 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: 4.5M
  • Depth: 14.94 Km
  • Event Date: 15 May 2017 16:20 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 98572 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 15 May 2017 17:18 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10008ska (neicid)

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China reaffirms disaster risk cooperation commitment
Tue, 16 May 2017 15:14:00 +0200   foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Source: UNISDR Disaster Risk Reduction. Headline: China reaffirms disaster risk cooperation commitment. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (left), listens as Mr. Shen Xiaonong, Deputy Director of the China Meteorological Administration,....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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