M 5.9 in New Caledonia on 19 May 2019 14:27 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 1179949
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.7287 , 169.5597
Event Date: 19 May 2019 14:27 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 20 May 2019 14:29 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (New Caledonia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003n8z Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 65 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Black Africans must pick up Everest challenge, says landmark climberThu, 23 May 2019 13:50:00 +0200.

The first black African woman to climb Everest said Thursday that people from her continent must seek "amazing" new challenges to prove they can compete with the best. "There are many places still, unfortunately if you think about it, that
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Buildings, Vol. 9, Pages 130: Proposed Simplified Approach for the Sei ... Thu, 23 May 2019 12:03:00 +0200.

Abstract An innovative, simplified, and accurate model is proposed and developed to enable simplified yet realistic time history analysis of multi-storey buildings with moment resisting connections using friction energy dissipaters in the c
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Researcher issues earthquake alert, strong tremors could jolt earth in ... Thu, 23 May 2019 11:14:00 +0200.

Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed seismic researcher, has claimed that powerful earthquakes measuring more than 6 in the Richter scale could jolt the planet either today or tomorrow. The Dutch researcher also revealed that a critical pla
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REAX-MINISTERS - Modi's ministers congratulate him for BJP's landslide ... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:42:00 +0200.

. Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) As celebrations broke out across the BJP's headquarters on Thursday with the party leading in 294 seats, senior ministers and alliance partners congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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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: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),