M 4.8 in Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 31 Aug 2020 09:56 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 1232473
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 0.8815 , -29.8694
Event Date: 31 Aug 2020 09:56 UTC
31 Aug 2020 07:56 Local
Exposed Population:
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 31 Aug 2020 10:34 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000bf7r Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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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: EC-JRC (39), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (2), (1), INFORM (1),