M 5.5 in Samoa on 24 Jan 2019 00:52 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 1168718
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.1354 , -173.4036
Event Date: 24 Jan 2019 00:52 UTC
23 Jan 2019 12:52 Local
Exposed Population: About 500 people within 100km
Inserted at: 24 Jan 2019 01:15 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Samoa)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j82f Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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

Gov says FEMA regulations not clear — that’s why new Fono Building on ... Sat, 26 Jan 2019 18:05:00 +0100.

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the issues covered in the Governor’s State of the Territory Address earlier this month was a brief status of the new two-story Fono building project, which has been on hold since late last year following co
RELIEF AGENCIES BUSY IN SAMOAThu, 24 Jan 2019 03:32:00 +0100.

Tents, clothing, salvage services around clock. APIA, Samoa (Samoalive News, Sept. 30, 2009) – A day after the earthquake and tsunami, attention is now turning to working out ways to getting supplies to those families in the south coast of

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 (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),