M 5.5 in Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 23 May 2018 05:44 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: 7.3983 , -36.2136
Event Date: 23 May 2018 05:44 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 23 May 2018 06:05 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 14 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Watching over the water system
Sat, 26 May 2018 22:29:00 +0200.

After a big earthquake, it’s key to keep the water system afloat. Water is necessary for life, and it fights the fires that often accompany such disasters. UC Irvine engineers plan to outfit the local water system with sensors that will ale
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4:48 Archipiélago Italia, en la expo de arquitectura de Bienal de Vene ...
Sat, 26 May 2018 11:13:00 +0200.

El curador del pabellón nacional de la muestra es Mario Cucinella y su objetivo es investigar el papel de la arquitectura contemporánea en las áreas del interior del país, a veces olvidadas, para lo cual se realizó una convocatoria. El prop
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China Human Rights
Sat, 26 May 2018 04:39:00 +0200.

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to China this week, she met with the wife of a currently detained human rights lawyer, Yu Wensheng, according to a Twitter post by fellow lawyer Yao Jianqing. Yao posted the message on May 24 a
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Nepal: Nepal Disaster Management Reference Handbook (August 2017)
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:10:00 +0200.

Executive Summary. Nepal is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Disasters such as extreme droughts, floods, landslides, fires, and epidemics affect the nation annually. Nepal’s geographic location also makes it extremely susceptible to
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