M 5.8 in Solomon Islands on 22 Aug 2018 18:49 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 34 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.9547 , 155.7245
Event Date: 22 Aug 2018 18:49 UTC
Exposed Population: 100000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 23 Aug 2018 16:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)
INFORM Coping capacity list: PNG= 7.6; SLB= 6.6

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Piparo residents fear mud volcano erupts
Sun, 26 Aug 2018 10:29:00 +0200.

Loud rumblings from Piparo mud volcano following Tuesday’s earthquake have stirred up frightening memories for the survivors of the deadly eruption on February 22, 1997. Concerned residents are calling on geologists and the relevant authori
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6.9 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES IN SOLOMON ISLANDS
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 16:48:00 +0200.

No tsunami alert generated. MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, April 22, 2011) – A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands. The quake hit at a depth of 81 kilometres and centered 171 kilometres so
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Papua New Guinea earthquake: 5.8 quake strikes Ring of Fire
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 21:27:00 +0200.

The quake struck 81km from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea rests on the so-called ' Ring of Fire ' a hotbed of seismic activity surrounding a tectonic plate that spans the pacific. Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),