M 6.2 in New Zealand on 03 Jul 2012 10:36 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 117893
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 236.1 Km
Lat/Lon: -39.9634 , 173.705
Event Date: 03 Jul 2012 10:36 UTC
Exposed Population: About 34379 people within 100km
Inserted at: 03 Jul 2012 10:53 UTC

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 748 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

El accidente de Fukushima fue un desastre humano que pudo haberse prev ... Sat, 07 Jul 2012 10:37:00 +0200.

Un panel de expertos aseguró que el accidente en la central nuclear de Fukushima en marzo de 2011 podía haberse prevenido, y que la respuesta del Gobierno y la eléctrica TEPCO a la crisis estuvo llena de errores humanos.
Fukushima reactor meltdown was a man-made disaster, says official repo ... Sat, 07 Jul 2012 10:13:00 +0200.

ANGELES -- An independent parliamentary commission accused the Japanese government and the nation's leading utility of "collusion" in avoiding vital nuclear safety improvements that would have prevented the reactor meltdowns last year at th
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Pro-Romney Group in $25 mn Ad Buy on Day of Jobs ReportSat, 07 Jul 2012 09:45:00 +0200.

Crossroads GPS has purchased a $25 million ad blitz in nine battleground states to attack President Barack Obama's record on jobs and the debt, the advocacy group supporting Republican Mitt Romney said Friday. The wave of advertisements, wh
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5.7 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand North IslandSat, 07 Jul 2012 08:53:00 +0200.

WELLINGTON, July 7 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island on Saturday and police said there were no reports of injures or damages. GeoNet is reporting that a magnitude 5.7 quake struck 10 kilometers south of Turangi at
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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 (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),