M 5.3 in Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 12 Aug 2018 02:56 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 1153372
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -12.9247 , -14.6523
Event Date: 12 Aug 2018 02:56 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Aug 2018 03:11 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000g736 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 63 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Climate Change Sea Level Rises May Increase Risk For More Devastating ... Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:41:00 +0200.

Even minor sea-level rise, by as much as a foot, poses greater risks of tsunamis for coastal communities worldwide. The threat of rising sea levels to coastal cities and communities throughout the world is well known, but new findings show
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New tsunami warning for Devon and Cornwall coastsWed, 15 Aug 2018 22:43:00 +0200.

The risk of more devastating tsunamis than previously estimated has risen because of climate change, according to new findings published today. Tsunamis are destructive fast-moving waves that can be triggered by earthquakes, mountain slides
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Climate change sea level rises could increase risk for more devastatin ... Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:05:00 +0200.

Credit: Virginia Tech. As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia Tech. Even minor sea-level rise, by
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Experts say: "What we assumed to be the absolute worst case a few year ... Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:18:00 +0200.

The risk of more devastating tsunamis than previous estimated has risen because of climate change, according to new findings published today. Tsunamis are destructive fast-moving waves that can be triggered by earthquakes, mountain slides,
...(more)

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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