M 5.9 in Northern Mariana Islands on 18 Aug 2019 18:00 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 1187074
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 48.99 Km
Lat/Lon: 16.6404 , 146.3216
Event Date: 18 Aug 2019 18:00 UTC
19 Aug 2019 04:00 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 19 Aug 2019 18:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Northern Mariana Is.)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us600056r6 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

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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 (35), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),