M 5.6 in Fiji on 27 Feb 2021 02:13 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 1257678
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 553.86 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.5079 , -177.9418
Event Date: 27 Feb 2021 02:13 UTC
26 Feb 2021 14:13 Local
Exposed Population:
About 2000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 27 Feb 2021 02:32 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Fiji)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000de1v Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  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.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 6 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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ANKARA Around the world, there were 13,654 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or higher in 2020, the strongest of which was recorded in the US. Around 500,000 earthquakes, minor or major, occur on Earth every year, about 100,000 of which are felt,
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World saw 13,654 quakes of magnitude 4 or above in 2020Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:46:00 +0100.

Around the world, there were 13,654 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or higher in 2020, the strongest of which was recorded in the US. Around 500,000 earthquakes, minor or major, occur on Earth every year, about 100,000 of which are felt, while a
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World saw 13,654 quakes of magnitude 4 or above in 2020Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:11:00 +0100.

Around the world, there were 13,654 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or higher in 2020, the strongest of which was recorded in the US. Around 500,000 earthquakes, minor or major, occur on Earth every year, about 100,000 of which are felt, while a
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World saw 13,654 quakes of magnitude 4 or above in 2020Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:02:00 +0100.

Anadolu Agency reported that experts at the USGS say the reason why more earthquakes are recorded today than in the past is because they receive more seismic station data with the development of technology. In 1931, there were 350 seismic s
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),