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M 4.7 in United States on 12 Aug 2017 14:41 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: 4.7M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Aug 2017 14:41 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Aug 2017 15:02 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: at00ouku4w (ntwc    id) us2000a7kz (neicid)

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Articles: 410 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

The exercise was part of a joint project by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Japan's government.
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:37:00 +0200   timesofoman (en)

Bali: Students scrambled to safety as sirens blared during a tsunami drill on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Tuesday, part of a campaign to prepare for disasters in the quake-prone country. Students at the Tanjung Benoa 2 elementary school took cover under their desks when the quake drill....

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Haitians chasing false promises flee from United States to Canada
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:15:00 +0200   mycentraloregon (en)

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Thousands of Haitians with uncertain immigration status have fled the United States in recent weeks, walking across the New York border into Quebec seeking a safe haven in Canada, according to the United Nations’ refugee agency and Canadian immigration lawyers.

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United States of America: Consultant - Continuity of Operations Planning - Portland
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:48:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Purpose / Project Description: Mercy Corps Portland Headquarters is embarking on a project to complete a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) to ensure that the agency can continue to support its existing international and domestic programming to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression in the....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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