M 5.5 in Australia on 01 Oct 2019 19:57 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 1189099
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -55.25 , 158.4184
Event Date: 01 Oct 2019 19:57 UTC
02 Oct 2019 06:57 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IV
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 01 Oct 2019 21:59 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 2 (Australia)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
usd000b35a Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.63  
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 20 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

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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 (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),