M 5.6 in United States on 16 Sep 2021 17:51 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 1285924
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 5 Km
Lat/Lon: 55.2424 , -156.6512
Event Date: 16 Sep 2021 17:51 UTC
16 Sep 2021 07:51 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 16 Sep 2021 18:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
2.2 (United States)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
ak021bwmmasc Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 296 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Volcano Destroys 100 Homes In Spain2021-09-20T17:43+0200.

Mount Cumbre Vieja erupts spewing a column of smoke and ash as seen from Los Llanos de Aridane on the Canary island of La Palma on September 20, 2021. DESIREE MARTIN / AFP. A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes on Spain’s Canary Island
Les États-Unis lancent l’expulsion massive de migrants haïtiens du Tex ... 2021-09-20T17:19+0200.

Au moins 100 Haïtiens, y compris des familles avec de jeunes enfants, sont rentrés au Mexique depuis le camp dimanche soir. Le Mexique a déclaré qu’il commencerait également à expulser des Haïtiens vers Haïti, un responsable du gouvernement
Lava destroys dozens of Canary Island homes as volcano erupts2021-09-20T16:27+0200.

A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. (Reuters) A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes on Spain's Canary Islands a day after a vo
Mary Comerio2021-09-20T16:23+0200.

, an emeritus professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, is an internationally recognized authority on post-disaster reconstruction issues. She has spent much of the past 20 years on reconnaissance missions to the scenes of such tragedies as

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2), CALTECH (1),