M 4.6 in Papua New Guinea on 17 May 2017 22:22 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.6M
Depth: 35 km
Lat/Lon: -6.504 , 148.6849
Event Date: 17 May 2017 22:22 UTC
Exposed Population: About 55000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 17 May 2017 22:45 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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من يعلق الجرس؟Sun, 21 May 2017 21:32:00 +0200. يعتقد البعض أنني كثير الهجوم والانتقاد لمواقف وتصريحات نوعية معينة من رجال الدين، وهذا ربما يكون صحيحا، ولن أنكره. وردي عليه سيرد في آخر المقال. في إعلان تلفزيوني، يقول فيه المعلن بالحرف: ما رأيك أن تعتمر في رمضان؟ الكثير من الناس لا يستطيع
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Inundación amenaza la ‘bóveda del fin del mundo’Sun, 21 May 2017 20:06:00 +0200. Noruega.- Las autoridades de Noruega han reconocido que en 2016, el año más caluroso en la historia del país, se han producido daños en la Bóveda Global de Semillas por culpa del deshielo del permafrost en la isla de Spitsbergen. Esta bóved
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Suíça aprova abandono progressivo da energia nuclearSun, 21 May 2017 18:19:00 +0200. Os suíços aprovaram neste domingo em um referendo o abandono progressivo da energia nuclear e o desenvolvimento de energias renováveis. No total, 58,2% dos eleitores suíços apoiaram a mudança, de acordo com o resultado final. Apenas quatro
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The Doomsday Vault Isn't Flooded But We're All Still Going to DieSun, 21 May 2017 17:24:00 +0200. It was a story that was too good to pass up. The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault had flooded because of global warming-induced high temperatures melting the surrounding permafrost. But according to one of the vault’s creators, the reports ar
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (36), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),