M 5.6 in Nicaragua on 24 Apr 2018 02:29 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: 46.97 km
Lat/Lon: 12.5217 , -87.7538
Event Date: 24 Apr 2018 02:29 UTC
Exposed Population: 800000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 24 Apr 2018 02:45 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 5.3 (NIC)
INFORM Coping capacity list: NIC= 5.3; HND= 5.2; SLV= 4.6

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 71 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

9,000 Nepalis to lose protected status in USFri, 27 Apr 2018 21:35:00 +0200. Around 9,000 Nepalis allowed to remain in the United States since the devastating April 2015 earthquake will lose their protected status in June next year, the government has said. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said a review of
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9,000 Nepalis to lose protected status in USFri, 27 Apr 2018 20:16:00 +0200. By AFP 20 hours ago in World Around 9,000 Nepalis allowed to remain in the United States since the devastating April 2015 earthquake will lose their protected status in June next year, the government said Thursday. The Department of Homela
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9,000 Nepalis to lose protected status in USFri, 27 Apr 2018 19:14:00 +0200. By AFP 19 hours ago in World Around 9,000 Nepalis allowed to remain in the United States since the devastating April 2015 earthquake will lose their protected status in June next year, the government said Thursday. The Department of Homela
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U.S. to End Special Protections for 9,000 Nepalese ImmigrantsFri, 27 Apr 2018 19:13:00 +0200. Washington (AP) -- The Trump administration will end special protections for an estimated 9,000 Nepalese immigrants living in the United States, giving them until June 24, 2019, to leave or find another way to stay in the country, the Depar
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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),