M 5.6 in Southwest Of Africa on 09 Dec 2019 17:59 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 1197625
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -52.8427 , 11.4179
Event Date: 09 Dec 2019 17:59 UTC
09 Dec 2019 18:59 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IV
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 09 Dec 2019 20:02 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us60006pbw 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: 14 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

New strong earthquakes, reports expectedWed, 11 Dec 2019 11:32:00 +0100.

So far, there are no reports of possible damage or injuries, Greek agency ANA reported. The quake was registered just before midnight, at a depth of 27 kilometers. The epicenter was recorded 75 kilometers east of Agios Nikolaos, or 377 kilo
New Zealand: New Zealand tsunami monitoring and detection system to be ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:28:00 +0100.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare have today announced the deployment of a network of DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami) buoys. “New Zealand and the Pacific region are particu
5.9 magnitude quake hits southwest of AfricaMon, 09 Dec 2019 23:05:00 +0100.

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter Scale struck southwest off the African continent on Monday (local time), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 17:59 (UTC), was registere
Pre-warnings, school evacuations before 4.6-magnitude quake hits south ... Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:43:00 +0100.

CHENGDU, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Residents received pre-warnings and some schools evacuated classes before a 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China's Sichuan Province Monday afternoon. No casualties have been reported so far since the q

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),