M 5.9 in Canada on 16 May 2020 13:37 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 1218309
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 9.1 Km
Lat/Lon: 53.8282 , -119.575
Event Date: 16 May 2020 13:37 UTC
16 May 2020 07:37 Local
Exposed Population:
About 7000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 May 2020 13:46 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 2.4 (Canada)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
ak0206asm32z Scaled population (vector) 4.03  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.68  
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2), CALTECH (1),