M 5.9 in Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 29 Dec 2020 23:34 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 1249591
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -0.7634 , -21.1206
Event Date: 29 Dec 2020 23:34 UTC
29 Dec 2020 22:34 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 29 Dec 2020 23:53 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d454 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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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 (44), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (1), INFORM (1),