M 5.5 in Kermadec Islands Region on 15 Mar 2019 17:53 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 1173477
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -27.598 , -176.2526
Event Date: 15 Mar 2019 17:53 UTC
15 Mar 2019 05:53 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Mar 2019 18:15 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000jgn6 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

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Civil Defence blames tech error on false earthquake announcement 4 hou ... Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:09:00 +0100.

A Civil Defence training website appears to be at fault for sending out a false alarm for a quake. The Ministry sent an alert to newsroom heads, officials, and out over twitter, warning of a major earthquake at the Kermadec Islands with a t
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Civil Defence training exercise behind false threat alertThu, 14 Mar 2019 08:31:00 +0100.

A Civil Defence training website appears to be at fault for sending out a false alarm for a quake. The accidental "bum tweet" sent the country into a moment of panic this afternoon - claiming a possible tsunami threat from an earthquake in
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Updated Civil Defence accidentally tweets quake, tsunami warning 56 mi ... Thu, 14 Mar 2019 05:31:00 +0100.

Civil Defence has apologised for alarming Kiwis by accidentally tweeting an old earthquake notification. On Thursday afternoon, it posted to Twitter and Facebook that there had been a 6.6-magnitude earthquake south of the Kermadec Islands.
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Civil Defence stirs panic with tweet falsely announcing tsunami threatThu, 14 Mar 2019 05:15:00 +0100.

A slip-up at the Ministry of Civil Defence has sent the country into panic. The Ministry sent an alert to newsroom heads, officials, and out over twitter, warning of a major earthquake at the Kermadec Islands with a tsunami risk to New Zeal
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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 (38), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (4), (1), INFORM (1),