M 5.8 in Kermadec Islands Region on 28 May 2020 09:46 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 1220017
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -27.6755 , -174.9043
Event Date: 28 May 2020 09:46 UTC
27 May 2020 21:46 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI V
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 28 May 2020 10:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000a0x5 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 37 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Storms Like Amphan Have Made A Deal With The Natural WorldFri, 29 May 2020 11:14:00 +0200.

Surface reality can often so batter our lifeworld, and so overwhelm our senses, that it’s difficult to grasp a deeper reality. Remember how we were able to think contrarian about the COVID-19 pandemicover and above our natural species-level
A new flexible material could help protect existing buildings from ear ... Fri, 29 May 2020 09:11:00 +0200.

MU engineers said their material has both civilian and military applications. Even though they are miles from the epicenter of an earthquake, buildings can collapse due to how an earthquake’s energy makes the ground shake and rattle. Now, a
Coral reefs rise off Rakhine’s Manaung islandFri, 29 May 2020 09:01:00 +0200.

U Myo Thant, deputy committee chair, said tsunamis result from earthquakes under the ocean but the emergence of coral reefs is due to other causes. "The rise of coral reefs may be related to tides,” he said. “It could also be due to the col
Most Iwate 3/11 memorials canceled, with next year’s under threatFri, 29 May 2020 08:43:00 +0200.

This year’s memorial events for the Great East Japan Earthquake have been canceled one after another due to the spread of the COVID-19. Even in Iwate, the only prefecture in the country that has so far had no cases of infection, most events

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: JRC (41), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (1), INFORM (1),