M 5.9 in Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 23 Jul 2018 10:36 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 km
Lat/Lon: -0.3497 , -19.234
Event Date: 23 Jul 2018 10:36 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 23 Jul 2018 10:55 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()

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Latest media headlines

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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:41:00 +0200.

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Turks, Greeks hold vigils for victims of Greece wildfire
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:17:00 +0200.

Condolences pour in for the victims of wildfires in Turkey's neighbor Greece. A group of Turks and Greeks came together for a vigil late Wednesday in memory of 82 people that died in fires on the east and west coasts of Greece's Attica regi
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Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:09:00 +0200.

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