M 5.3 in Papua New Guinea on 12 Aug 2017 18:09 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
Depth: 34.86 km
Lat/Lon: -4.2242 , 152.9277
Event Date: 12 Aug 2017 18:09 UTC
Exposed Population: 220000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Aug 2017 18:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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Articles: 387 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

Marmara Depreminin 18. Yılı
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:30:00 +0200.

Doğal Afet Sigortaları Kurumu (DASK) Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Murat Kayacı, "17 Ağustos Gölcük depreminin yaşandığı 1999 yılında ülkemizde yalnızca 500 bin civarında deprem teminatlı konut vardı, bugün ise 8 milyon konut Zorunlu Deprem Sigort
Chch tsunami sirens a 'waste of money' - mayor
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:48:00 +0200.

They were installed by Ms Dalziel's predecessor, Bob Parker, in 2012 and cost $500,000. They were originally only intended as a warning about the risk posed by tsunamis on the other side of the Pacific, where people would have up to 12 hour
This haunting 'wind phone' is helping Japanese say goodbye to the depa ...
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:16:00 +0200.

An old, disconnected black telephone stands in a telephone booth in the town of Otsuchi about 20 minutes' drive from Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture. The phone has been visited by at least 25,000 people since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2
Disaster and emergency alert siren stolen
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:11:00 +0200.

Police in Tonga are continuing their search for the missing disaster and emergency siren belonging to the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) installed at the Tonga Communications Company (TCC) mast at Kolovai. The siren donated by

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (36), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),