M 5.9 in Southern East Pacific Rise on 01 Oct 2019 03:56 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 1189032
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -56.0048 , -122.4696
Event Date: 01 Oct 2019 03:56 UTC
30 Sep 2019 19:56 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IV
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 Oct 2019 03:58 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70005p73 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 31 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

Cracks hidden in the concrete foundations of 'thousands' of Christchur ... Fri, 04 Oct 2019 06:08:00 +0200.

With the blessing of MBIE's guidelines – Townshend says internal emails describe them as a "circuit-breaker" – EQC set to work epoxying foundations and saving insurers from sticky conversations about what "as new" might mean. But Townshend
Earthquake injures 17 inside Polish coal mineFri, 04 Oct 2019 04:30:00 +0200.

Seventeen miners were injured, including one seriously, when an earthquake hit the Bielszowice coal mine in southern Poland on Thursday, state-run news agency PAP said. PAP quoted a spokesman for the mine owner, PGG, as saying the seriousl
Nine years on and does Christchurch have a still unfolding house found ... Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:42:00 +0200.

Finch says there are two important questions. Why didn't the EAG seem to know about the rubble issue? And what did it do after it found out? The three key EAG members working on the foundation guidance were Kestrel's Brunsdon, Graeme Beatti
Miner dies following Polish earthquakeThu, 03 Oct 2019 22:30:00 +0200.

One miner has died and several others were injured after an earthquake hit the Bielszowice coal mine in southern Poland on Thursday, a spokesman for the site's owner PGG said. News agency PAP said the quake had a magnitude of three on 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: JRC (42), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (1), INFORM (1),