M 5.5 in United States on 18 May 2020 07:02 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 1218569
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 40.8281 , -127.2301
Event Date: 18 May 2020 07:02 UTC
17 May 2020 23:02 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI V
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 18 May 2020 16:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (United States)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70009jgy Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 10 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

On This Day, May 20: German troops reach English Channel in WWIIWed, 20 May 2020 09:48:00 +0200.

On this date in history: In 526, up to 300,000 people were killed in an earthquake in Syria and Antioch. In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were granted a patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off fro
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Small earthquake strikes overnight off Oregon coastWed, 20 May 2020 05:25:00 +0200.

In this March 11, 2011, file photo, boats and docks float in disarray at the harbor in Brookings after surges from a tsunami sheared off pilings and crumpled docks. Up and down the coast of the Pacific Northwest in the United States, commun
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Local News Earthquake rattles near Hamburg 5:13 PM, May 19, 2020Wed, 20 May 2020 00:16:00 +0200.

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — An earthquake was felt near Hamburg Tuesday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The USGS reports a 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit about a half mile from the Wanakah area. There are no reports of
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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
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (41), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),