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M 4.6 in New Caledonia on 13 Nov 2017 21:16 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: 4.6M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 13 Nov 2017 21:16 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 700 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 13 Nov 2017 22:31 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us2000bmvs (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 649 | About casualties: 230 | Last hour: 0

Old drawings could assist new earthquake plan at the B.C. Legislature
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:44:00 +0100   CBC (en)

The imposing British Columbia Parliament Buildings have a fatal weakness: they could collapse in a major earthquake. The legislature, as the buildings are more commonly known, was built long before modern seismic building codes were adopted. Engineers have identified its iconic dome above the centre block as being particularly vulnerable to damage.

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News in Brief 15 November 2017 (AM)
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:33:00 +0100   unmultimedia-en (en)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy. DRC leaders urged to respect rights to freedom of assembly, expression. It is crucial for authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to allow peaceful expression of dissent at demonstrations....

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New decision needed on gas extraction in Groningen
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:10:00 +0100   nieuwsbank (en)

New decision needed on gas extraction in Groningen Woensdag 15 november 2017 The Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate must reach a new decision on gas extraction in Groningen. The minister has so far failed to properly substantiate his previous decision to allow 21.6 billion cubic metres to be extracted per gas year over the next five years.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (60), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),

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