M 5.8 in Fiji on 06 Mar 2023 20:59 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 1363481
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 526.424 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.7817 , -178.3
Event Date: 06 Mar 2023 20:59 UTC
06 Mar 2023 08:59 Local
Exposed Population:
Few people affected in MMI -
Inserted at: 06 Mar 2023 21:16 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 (Fiji)


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(Rapid Impact)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000jhqt Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 rapid impact 0  
  C2 rapid impact 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 9 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Vanuatu Emergency: UN Supports Aid Effort After Cyclones, Earthquake2023-03-10T18:13+0100.

According to the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office, more than 250,000 people have been affected, which is almost 80 per cent of the country’s population First Judy, then Kevin. Less than a week after Cyclone Judy forced residents
Emergenza a Vanuatu, devastata in pochi giorni da due cicloni e un ter ... 2023-03-10T07:42+0100.

Dopo che due cicloni consecutivi di categoria 4 e un terremoto di magnitudo 6,5 hanno colpito Vanuatu la scorsa settimana, l’8 marzo le Nazioni Unite hanno dispiegato 8 esperti nella capitale, Port Vila, per sostenere la risposta del govern
Vanuatu emergency: UN supports aid effort after cyclones, earthquake2023-03-10T01:54+0100.

First Judy, then Kevin. Less than a week after Cyclone Judy forced residents to evacuate from the capital Port Vila, they were then hit by Cyclone Kevin , a category four storm that brought heavy rain and winds measured at over 230 kilometr
Vanuatu emergency: UN supports aid effort after cyclones, earthquake2023-03-09T20:53+0100.

The hardest hit areas established so far, were Shefa and Tafea, Penama, and Malampa, Northern and Western Penama Province, and Sanma and Torba Provinces, the UN team reported. First Judy, then Kevin. © UNICEF/Sheenal Sharma According to the

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: EC-JRC (41), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2), USGS (2),