M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 31 Jan 2018 11:49 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: 74.7 km
Lat/Lon: -6.9339 , 147.218
Event Date: 31 Jan 2018 11:49 UTC
Exposed Population: 410000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 31 Jan 2018 12:08 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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Levothyrox : le document qui interpelle les patients sur le changement de f ... Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:28:00 +0100. "Il est urgent de savoir qu’est-ce qu’espérait l’ANSM à ce moment-là : être en dessous de 23 ? à 0 ou moins de 0 cas ? Aucun médicament prescrit sur de tels volumes ne peut faire moins" , a-t-il lâché sur le récit du Parisien Le tsunami du
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Trump nominee for UN migration post has issued controversial tweetsSun, 04 Feb 2018 08:10:00 +0100. WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - The Trump administration's nominee to coordinate billions of dollars in assistance to migrants around the world has suggested in social media posts that Islam is an inherently violent religion and has said Chr
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),