M 5.6 in New Caledonia on 16 Oct 2018 04:42 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.8949 , 169.4286
Event Date: 16 Oct 2018 04:42 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 Oct 2018 05:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (New Caledonia)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 150 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Difunden aterradoras imágenes de terremoto en Indonesia (VIDEO)
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 04:33:00 +0200.

Esta semana fueron publicadas nuevas imágenes del destructivo terremoto que azotó Indonesia a principios del mes de octubre, los videos muestran la potencia del movimiento telúrico Siguen apareciendo video sobre el terremoto que sacudió Ind
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Earth’s Inner Core May Be Solid, According to New Study
Fri, 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
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The man who brought Tacoma to life in bronze has died
Fri, 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
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Earth’s inner core is solid, 'J waves' suggest
Fri, 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
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),