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M 4.9 in New Caledonia on 14 Nov 2017 05:25 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: 4.9M
  • Depth: 19.06 Km
  • Event Date: 14 Nov 2017 05:25 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 5000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 14 Nov 2017 05:53 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us2000bn3y (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 513 | About casualties: 179 | Last hour: 0

Otago gearing up for test of new emergency alerting system
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:16:00 +0100   voxy (en)

Otago’s emergency management staff are gearing up for the first test of the national mobile alerting system on Sunday 26 November between 6-7pm. The new system automatically sends a short message to all cellphones that are capable of receiving the alerts, switched on and within an area of mobile phone coverage.

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Moderate quake recorded in New Caledonia
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:59:00 +0100   fijitimes (en)

Update: 3:40PM A MODERATE size earthquake with shallow depth source location occurred in the New Caledonia region this morning. But according to the Mineral Resources Department's Seismology Unit, it did not pose any threat to the Fiji region. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres.

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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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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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