M 5.8 in Solomon Islands on 29 Mar 2018 18:51 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 10 km
Lat/Lon: -9.4187 , 159.5609
Event Date: 29 Mar 2018 18:51 UTC
Exposed Population: 190000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 29 Mar 2018 19:10 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.6 (SLB)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 34 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

New diplomat more...
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 01:55:00 +0200.

New diplomat. Vanuatu has appointed John Licht as its new ambassador to the European Union and Belgium. Mr Licht officially signed his contract at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, according to the Daily Post. Bar licence. A Samoan
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UNDP Sri Lanka to conduct Tsunami Drills in schools
Sun, 01 Apr 2018 08:25:00 +0200.

The UNDP Country Offices across Asia and the Pacific region are implementing a program funded by the supported by the Government of Japan to strengthen school preparedness for tsunamis in Asia and the Pacific and five Sri Lankan schools wil
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UNDP Sri Lanka to conduct Tsunami drills in schools
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 21:04:00 +0200.

Five Sri Lankan schools to be a part of 90 tsunami drills in 90 schools across 18 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami claimed the lives of more than thirty-five thousand Sri Lankans and affected more than one mil
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People in PNG's East New Britain woken by big quake
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 04:30:00 +0200.

People in Papua New Guinea's East New Britain have been woken early this morning by a magnitude-6.9 earthquake. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was centred on land at a depth of ten kilometres in Pomio district, 144 kilomet
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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),