M 6.5 in United States on 15 May 2020 11:03 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 1218059
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.5M
Depth: 2.9 Km
Lat/Lon: 38.1588 , -117.8738
Event Date: 15 May 2020 11:03 UTC
15 May 2020 04:03 Local
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km in MMI>=VII
About 20000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 19 May 2020 01:45 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 2.2 (United States)


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GDACS score
U NEV 0 0
nn00725272 Scaled population (vector) 0.18  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.65  
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 17 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

El sismo también provocó al menos 23 personas heridas.Tue, 19 May 2020 08:24:00 +0200.

por Itzamná Ollantay El Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos (EE. UU.) mencionó que siete horas después, a las 20:36 GMT, ocurrió una réplica del sismo en la misma zona de magnitud 4.5. EQ-20200519-70908-CHN - Earthquake - China - Asia htt
Unknown submarine landslides discovered in Gulf of MexicoMon, 18 May 2020 23:39:00 +0200.

Assistant Professor Wenyuan Fan in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science has published a new paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that identifies these landslides and the risks they pose to coastal communities.
FSU researcher detects unknown submarine landslides in Gulf of MexicoMon, 18 May 2020 22:30:00 +0200.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida State University researcher has used new detection methods to identify 85 previously unknown submarine landslides that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico between 2008 and 2015, leading to questions about the stabi
40 years ago today, Mount St. Helens eruptedMon, 18 May 2020 22:23:00 +0200.

Forty years ago, a volcano in the Cascade Mountains in Washington roared, expelling plumes of ash and killing 57 people in the most eruption in modern US history. It was early morning on Mount St. Helens when the volcano shook the Earth. A

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (42), (2), NEIC (3), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),