M 4.5 in China on 10 Aug 2018 17:17 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 1153274
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
Depth: 17.93 Km
Lat/Lon: 27.3012 , 104.0428
Event Date: 10 Aug 2018 17:17 UTC
Exposed Population: 7170000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 10 Aug 2018 19:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3.6 (China)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.1 0.1
us1000g6gj Scaled population (vector) 6.97  
  C1 earthquake 1.39  
  C2 earthquake -0.24  
  Country Vulnerability 0.26  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 55 | About casualties: 21 | Last hour: 0

Magnitude-5 quake hits China, 18 injuredTue, 14 Aug 2018 13:33:00 +0200.

In Zhewan village, one of the worst-hit villages in Sijie, 80 per cent of homes were damaged, according to Gao Guangjin, a Party official with the village. (Photo: AP | Representational) Beijing : Eighteen people were injured after a moder
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24 injured in Yunnan quakesTue, 14 Aug 2018 10:42:00 +0200.

KUNMING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- A total of 24 people have been injured in two 5.0-magnitude earthquakes that jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province in the early hours of Monday and Tuesday seperately, local authorities said. The epicenter of
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Georgian Girl in USA Invented Earthquake Metering DeviceTue, 14 Aug 2018 10:37:00 +0200.

Ana Robakidze, 24, who lives in the USA, has invented earthquake metering device. Robakidze told BM.GE that she and her Chinese friend have worked on the device for over a year and in the near future the device will be commercialized in the
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18 injured in magnitude-5 quake in YunnanTue, 14 Aug 2018 09:17:00 +0200.

KUNMING, 14 Aug. (BelTA - People's Daily) - Eighteen people were injured after a magnitude-5 earthquake jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province Monday morning, local authorities have said. The quake affected more than 48,000 residents in t
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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),