M 5.5 in Fiji on 28 Jan 2019 16:00 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 1169109
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 609.71 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.939 , -179.2889
Event Date: 28 Jan 2019 16:00 UTC
Exposed Population: About 5000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 28 Jan 2019 16:18 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Fiji)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j9pz Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 1 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Pacific regionWed, 30 Jan 2019 04:25:00 +0100.

Natural disasters ranging from cyclones to floods, droughts and earthquakes frequently occur in the Pacific region. The pacific island countries (including Papua New Guinea, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Vanuatu) rank amon
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Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes near FijiSun, 27 Jan 2019 10:03:00 +0100.

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit near the Pacific island nation of Fiji just before 8:00 local time on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. Shortly after the area felt another smaller tremor which registered 5.2 magnitude. Both earthquakes
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6.2-magnitude earthquake hits near FijiSun, 27 Jan 2019 03:42:00 +0100.

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit near the Pacific island nation of Fiji just before 8:00 local time on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, Trend reported citing Xinhua. Shortly after the area felt another smaller tremor which registered
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6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Fiji islandSun, 27 Jan 2019 03:17:00 +0100.

. A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit near the nation of Fiji just before 8:00 local time (2:30 am IST) on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. Shortly after, the area felt another smaller tremor, which registered 5.2 magnitude. The earthqua
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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 (34), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),