M 5.9 in United States on 06 Oct 2020 05:54 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 1238254
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 30.42 Km
Lat/Lon: 54.8444 , -159.8598
Event Date: 06 Oct 2020 05:54 UTC
05 Oct 2020 21:54 Local
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km in MMI>=IV
About 800 people within 100km
Inserted at: 07 Oct 2020 05:59 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 2.2 (United States)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000c5zm Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.65  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 34 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Los montañistas argentinos que diseñaron un plan de ayuda para comunid ... Sat, 10 Oct 2020 04:57:00 +0200.

, dejó casi 9000 muertos, 22.000 heridos y destruyó las rutas que conectaban los pequeños pueblos en la montaña cerca de Katmandú. En resumen "una pesadilla logística" para las agencias de ayuda alimentaria, dijo en su momento Stephen Ander
ShakeOut earthquake preparedness event Thursday | local newsSat, 10 Oct 2020 00:14:00 +0200.

The ShakeOut Center in the central United States has about 1.4 million registered participants in 14 central US states who are most likely to be affected by the New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake, according to SEMA seismic program director
The World Food Programme: a three-year experiment that became indispen ... Fri, 09 Oct 2020 19:24:00 +0200.

The need for the World Food Programme, the recipient of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize , to exist is starker than ever. From conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to flooding in South Sudan, and the civil war in Yemen, man-made and natu
The World Food Programme: a three-year experiment that became indispen ... Fri, 09 Oct 2020 17:56:00 +0200.

‘As long as multilateral food aid is found feasible and desirable’ The World Food Programme was set up in 1961, at the behest of US President Dwight Eisenhower, initially as a three-year experiment, to assess the effectiveness of emergency

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (44), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2), CALTECH (1),