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M 5.9 in South Of Fiji Islands on 02 Jan 2018 14:57 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: 5.9M
  • Depth: 578.25 Km
  • Event Date: 02 Jan 2018 14:57 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 02 Jan 2018 15:17 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()


Known identifiers for this event: us1000bz0y (neicid)

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5.2 magnitude quake hits South Sudan
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:12:00 +0100   nan (en)

Earthquake hits South Sudan. A 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Thursday hit Merowe area in north Sudan, some 350 km north of the capital Khartoum, according to the Public Authority for Geological Research of Sudan’s Minerals Ministry. “Earthquakes have occurred in Merowe area since Jan. 1 and continued intermittently in varying degrees thereafter.

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