M 5.9 in Indonesia on 02 Mar 2018 02:20 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 136.76 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.1826 , 130.3125
Event Date: 02 Mar 2018 02:20 UTC
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 Mar 2018 02:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (IDN)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 137 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

'Megathrust' earthquake could cause tsunami in New Zealand
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:51:00 +0100.

The threat of a mega-tsunami looms large for New Zealand - with 12-metre high waves a possibility. American geophysicist Steven Ward said the tsunami would hit New Zealand's east coast stretching from Auckland in the North Island to Christc
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NEMO CLEARS AIR ON FALSE TSUNAMI REPORTS
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:44:00 +0100.

Director of the National Emergency Management Organization Velda Joseph says reports that a tsunami watch was in effect for St. Lucia were false. Social media was abuzz with inaccurate news that a warning was issued for a number of Caribbea
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Fake holiday food poisoning compensation couple avoid jail - this is w ...
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 22:32:00 +0100.

A couple who lodged a bogus food poisoning damages claim against a Turkish spa resort have escaped jail after a private prosecution brought by holiday giant TUI. Leon Roberts and Jade Muzoka were both given suspended 26-week jail sentences
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Video shows New Zealand's east coast devastated by 12m megaquake tsuna ...
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 22:16:00 +0100.

A new video shows the devastation caused as a giant megathrust earthquake strikes off New Zealand, swamping the east coast with 12-metre waves. University of California research geophysicist Steven Ward has created a computer simulation sho
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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), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),