M 6 in United States on 12 Aug 2018 21:15 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 1153452
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.0M
Depth: 11.7 Km
Lat/Lon: 69.5544 , -144.3333
Event Date: 12 Aug 2018 21:15 UTC
Exposed Population: About 200 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Aug 2018 21:53 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 2.2 (United States)


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GDACS score
ak20083478 Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.65  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 35 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Worst case tsunami warning for Bristol Channel 'not bad enough'Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:52:00 +0200.

The risk of more devastating tsunamis along the Bristol Channel is much higher than previously thought. A new study into climate change and rising sea levels shows previous estimations for how devastating a tsunami would be for coastal comm
Des employés chargés de nettoyer la centrale de Fukushima exploités (O ... Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:16:00 +0200.

Des dizaines de milliers d'employés chargés de nettoyer la centrale nucléaire endommagée de Fukushima seraient exploités et exposés à des radiations toxiques, rapportent jeudi des observateurs de l'ONU chargés des droits de l'Homme. "Des mi
'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
'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

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 (38), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),