M 4.5 in New Zealand on 16 May 2018 00:03 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 1143231
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
Depth: 165.88 Km
Lat/Lon: -38.5268 , 175.9417
Event Date: 16 May 2018 00:03 UTC
Exposed Population: 420000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 May 2018 00:51 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 2 (New Zealand)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000e5zu Scaled population (vector) 5.42  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -0.33  
  INFORM_normalised 0.63  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 164 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

World's oldest man dies at 112 in JapanSat, 19 May 2018 18:51:00 +0200.

The world's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112, an official said Tuesday, reports. AFP Momoi, born months before the Wright brothers made their first successful flight, passed away late Sunday, said the o
4 rescued by helicopter as lava cuts off access to about 40 housesSat, 19 May 2018 12:36:00 +0200.

>> Hilo. The eruption of Kilauea Volcano entered its third week with a dramatic turn Friday as fast-moving lava spewed into an area southwest of Leilani Estates, isolating about 40 homes in a remote region. Late Friday afternoon, lava from
Hawaii's Kilauea: Volcano's dramatic images explainedSat, 19 May 2018 10:35:00 +0200.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lava burst from the ground in Kapoho on Thursday, two weeks after the first eruption. In early May, one of Hawaii's active volcanoes - which helped create the islands - erupted. Volcanic gases have
Hawaii is still safe for travel, despite scary imagesSat, 19 May 2018 05:45:00 +0200.

(RNN) A volcano eruption is, of course, a very scary event. It’s not, however, necessarily dangerous. As Thursday's eruption at Kilauea, and recent and continuing volcanic activity there, has produced stark imagery and threatened some homes

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (34), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),