M 5.8 in Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge on 21 Apr 2018 19:44 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1140932
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -48.9234 , 123.6105
Event Date: 21 Apr 2018 19:44 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 21 Apr 2018 20:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000dq0e Scaled population -8  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 9 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Russia's new nuclear-powered underwater drone could wipe out entire coastal cities, leaving them underwater with 100 meter-high radioactive tsunamis, experts have said. Experts fear that if detonated underwater, the drone, which is allegedl
Seismologist blames accumulated seismic energy for frequent quakes in ... Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:23:00 +0200.

“There has been a lack of sufficient seismicity in the last 20 years, and since the November 2017 earthquake in Kermanshah province, we have possibly been observing a compensation for the accumulated seismic energy in the form of natural co
24 minTue, 24 Apr 2018 14:07:00 +0200.

TEHRAN - A renowned Iranian seismologist says the frequent jolts across Iran over the past few months are the result of a compensation for the “accumulated seismic energy” in the form of natural consecutive seismic events. “There has been a
Climate change could leave Californians with ‘weather whiplash’Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:55:00 +0200.

SAN DIEGO — California is known for its Mediterranean climate. Dry summers and wet winters providing the perfect conditions for a robust agricultural economy, world-renowned wineries and idyllic weather make it the top tourist state in the

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (37), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), USGS (4), (1), INFORM (1),