M 5.6 in Laos on 08 Sep 2018 02:31 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 1156098
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 23.3319 , 101.5523
Event Date: 08 Sep 2018 02:31 UTC
08 Sep 2018 10:31 Local
Exposed Population: 2220000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 08 Sep 2018 02:49 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.2 (Laos)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Laos= 6.2; China= 3.6


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000hat7 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.13  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 2 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

SCDF search-and-rescue contingent retains UN certification after 36-ho ... Sun, 09 Sep 2018 04:45:00 +0200.

SINGAPORE – After a 36-hour exercise, the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) Operation Lionheart Contingent was re-certified as capable of conducting complex search-and-rescue operations in the aftermath of a disaster in an urban settin
5.9-magnitude quake hits Pu’er in Yunnan, bordering Shan State, Myanma ... Sat, 08 Sep 2018 06:47:00 +0200.

BEIJING - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Mojiang Hani autonomous county in Southwest China's Yunnan province at 10:31 am Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter, with a depth of 11 km, was monitored

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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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), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),