M 5.6 in New Caledonia on 30 Aug 2018 16:24 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 1155372
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 16.58 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.2382 , 170.1552
Event Date: 30 Aug 2018 16:24 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 30 Aug 2018 16:42 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (New Caledonia)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000h5hs Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

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Essential Science: AI technology for earthquake detectionMon, 03 Sep 2018 09:55:00 +0200.

By Tim Sandle 42 mins ago in Science A new development has occurred in seismology. This is a new machine learning approach that can help to predict where aftershocks, following an earthquake, are likely to occur. Aftershocks can often be of
Magnitude 3.4 Earthquake Hits Near Milpitas: USGSMon, 03 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0200.

By By Stephen Ellison Published 4 hours ago | Updated 9 minutes ago A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck near Milpitas on Sunday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit about 7:10 p.m. and was centered about 5.5 miles
A shaky start The Education Ministry advised the public of its efforts ... Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:38:00 +0200.

A shaky start. The Education Ministry advised the public of its efforts to ensure that all schools are ready to begin work today at a press conference on Saturday. The ministry has been working with regional corporations, TTUTA, PTSC and th
OK computer: How AI could help forecast quake aftershocksSun, 02 Sep 2018 17:21:00 +0200.

Seismologists have methods to forecast when aftershocks will hit and how strong they will be, but there is more uncertainty about how to predict where they will strike. Lightning might not strike twice, but earthquakes can. And forecasting

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