M 5.8 in New Caledonia on 16 Oct 2018 01:14 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 1159139
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.818 , 169.3709
Event Date: 16 Oct 2018 01:14 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 Oct 2018 01:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (New Caledonia)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000hcm3 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 149 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Earth’s Inner Core May Be Solid, According to New StudyFri, 19 Oct 2018 22:18:00 +0200.

The Earth’s inner core is likely solid, giving researchers new insight into how the planet was formed. Researchers from the Australian National University believe they have direct proof that the inner core is solid after developing a method
The man who brought Tacoma to life in bronze has diedFri, 19 Oct 2018 21:10:00 +0200.

Larry Anderson, a South Sound sculptor who left an indelible mark on the region’s art and history, has died. He was 78. Anderson died Thursday after a long illness, said his brother-in-law, Jim Hoard. Tacomans who don’t know him personally
Earth’s inner core is solid, 'J waves' suggestFri, 19 Oct 2018 20:42:00 +0200.

Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić and PhD Scholar Than-Son Phạm are confident they now have direct proof that Earth's inner core is solid. They came up with a way to detect shear waves, or "J waves" in the inner core -- a type of wave whic
5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Parts of Jammu And KashmirFri, 19 Oct 2018 20:30:00 +0200.

New Delhi: An earthquake of a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale hit parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The tremors, according to the reports, were felt at around 6.55 p.m. No damage or casualty has been reported so far. Sonam Lotus,

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),