M 5.5 in Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 17 Mar 2018 05:50 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 km
Lat/Lon: -47.6645 , -13.5018
Event Date: 17 Mar 2018 05:50 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 17 Mar 2018 06:10 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()

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Latest media headlines

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Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea Earthquake: Situation Report, 20 March 2 ... Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:19:00 +0100. 544000 PEOPLE AFFECTED. 270000 NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE. 18200+ DISPLACED. 4 PROVINCES AFFECTED. HIGHLIGHTS A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea (PNG) on 26 February 2018. Hela and Southern Highlands are the worstaffected pro
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High Speed Rail service suspended for 88 mins afte...Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:37:00 +0100. Taipei, March 20 (CNA) Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) Corporation suspended service for 88 minutes, according to THSR, following a magnitude 5.2 earthquake that shook southern Taiwan Tuesday. THSR explained that the suspension of service was
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U.S. plaintiffs involved in Fukushima disaster relief seek $1 billion in da ... Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:40:00 +0100. . Kyodo. About 200 U.S. residents have filed a lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and a U.S. firm, seeking at least $1 billion (about ¥106 billion) to cover medical expenses related to radiation exposure suffered du
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Limitation periods for quake near amid 'bloody mess'Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:51:00 +0100. IAG told Checkpoint with John Campbell it will be enforcing a 30 June deadline on filing court proceedings against it in response to disputed insurance claims arising from the earthquake. Southern Response has a 4 September deadline. The de
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (4), (1), INFORM (1),