M 5.8 in New Zealand on 24 Jan 2021 05:47 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 1252899
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -51.1834 , 162.1096
Event Date: 24 Jan 2021 05:47 UTC
24 Jan 2021 16:47 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI V
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 24 Jan 2021 06:07 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (New Zealand)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000d2ty Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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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: EC-JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),