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M 4.9 in South Pacific Ocean on 16 Jul 2017 19:26 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: 16 Jul 2017 19:26 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 16 Jul 2017 20:01 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us20009wt5 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 962 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

Magnitude 5.3 Quake Hits Southern Japan, no Tsunami Warning
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:48:00 +0200   novinite (en)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 hit the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, according to Reuters. The quake was centered just offshore from the city of Kagoshima, NHK public television said.

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South Island prepares to batten down for winter's second storm
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:15:00 +0200   Stuff (en)

Niwa principal forecasting scientist Chris Brandolino said rain would be heaviest inland, bringing between 25 millimetres and 35mm over 24 hours in Christchurch and up to 70mm in areas such as Darfield. Gale force winds would mainly affect areas south of the city.

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Earthquake in Peru: 6.4 magnitude quake hits southern coast
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:09:00 +0200   financialexpress (en)

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck just off Peru’s southern coast today, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake hit at approximately 9:05 pm local time with a depth of 44 kilometers. It occurred some 220 kilometers west of Arequipa, Peru’s second most populous city.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (64), OCHA (1), USGS (2), (1), INFORM (1),

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