M 5 in China on 12 Aug 2018 17:44 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 1153432
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.0M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 24.3216 , 102.9407
Event Date: 12 Aug 2018 17:44 UTC
Exposed Population: 9220000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Aug 2018 18:01 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3.6 (China)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.7 0.7
us1000g7al Scaled population 6.88  
  C1 earthquake 1.39  
  C2 earthquake -0.24  
  Country Vulnerability 0.26  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 69 | About casualties: 25 | Last hour: 0

El aumento del nivel del mar subirá el riesgo de daños devastadores po ... Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:04:00 +0200.

"Tsunamis más pequeños en el futuro podrán tener los mismos impactos adversos que los grandes tsunamis de hoy", advierte uno de los autores de la investigación. A medida que los niveles del mar aumentan debido al cambio climático, también
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'Worst case scenario' now possible, say expertsThu, 16 Aug 2018 15:31:00 +0200.

(Image: Greg Martin) The Asteroid. But the worst widespread tsunami happened more than 1,000 years ago. In 1014 a massive wave crashed against the coast and flooded villages for miles - thought to have been caused by a massive asteroid coll
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'Worst case scenario' now possible, say expertsThu, 16 Aug 2018 15:08:00 +0200.

A 'worst-case scenario' tsunami warning has been issued for Devon by weather experts, and people have reacted with disbelief. It isn't actually within the realms of implausibility, with historical evidence that the South West has been thras
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Historical accounts show two tsunamis hit Cornish coastThu, 16 Aug 2018 15:03:00 +0200.

The flood also hit Devon and Somerset. Read More An excerpt from the Anglo Saxon Chronicles dated 1014 reads: "This year, on the eve of St Michael's day, came the great sea-flood, which spread wide over this land, and ran so far up as it ne
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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 (33), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),