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M 5.8 in Canada on 08 Jan 2017 23:47 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
  • Depth: 18.93 Km
  • Event Date: 08 Jan 2017 23:47 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 09 Jan 2017 00:06 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: at00ojhjej (ntwc    id) us10007s20 (neicid)

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Articles: 382 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

LUCKY ESCAPE: Adelaide snowboarder survives avalanche in Canada
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:48:00 +0100   9news (en)

Adelaide snowboarder causes avalanche in Canada, survives because of backpack. A snowboarder from Adelaide has survived an incredible slide down a mountain in Canada with his life saved because of an early birthday present. Tom Oye posted a video of the moment his snowboard caused the snow to crack....

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Government of Canada : New regulations for livestock Premises Identification
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:43:00 +0100   4-traders (en)

January 12, 2017 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Saskatchewan Agriculture. Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced changes to Saskatchewan's Premises Identification (PID) program, a key traceability tool to plan for, control and prevent the spread of animal diseases and to respond to other emergencies.

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Forte scossa di terremoto in Canada: magnitudo 6.2
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:16:00 +0100   ilmattino (it)

Una scossa di terremoto di magnitudo 6.2 è stata registrata alle 17:47 ora locale (00:47 in Italia), al largo dell'arcipelago artico canadese delle isole Regina Elisabetta. Prelim M5.8 earthquake Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada Jan-8 23:47 UTC, updates USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) 9 gennaio 2017....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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