M 5.6 in Puerto Rico on 07 Jan 2020 11:18 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1200957
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Glide number: EQ-2020-000001-PRI
Depth: 9 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.0223 , -66.776
Event Date: 07 Jan 2020 11:18 UTC
07 Jan 2020 07:18 Local
Exposed Population: About 25000 people in MMI VII
3310000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 07 Jan 2020 13:21 UTC


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GDACS score
PRICO RS 1.1 1.1
pr2020007010 Scaled population (raster) 3.21  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 719 | About casualties: 30 | Last hour: 0

Nuevo terremoto golpea Puerto RicoSat, 11 Jan 2020 12:39:00 +0100.

Un nuevo temblor de magnitud 5.20 se sintió este viernes en todo Puerto Rico provocando inquietud entre la población, que desde el pasado 28 de diciembre sufre los efectos de una intensa actividad sísmica frente a la costa sur del territori
Fire engulfs nursing home in Croatia, 6 reported deadSat, 11 Jan 2020 12:09:00 +0100.

Police confirmed some deaths but would not immediately say how many people died in the blaze that erupted in the village of Andrasevac, 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Zagreb, the capital. Croatian media said the fire erupted in a wooden
Oman state TV says Haitham bin Tariq Al Said is Oman's new sultan afte ... Sat, 11 Jan 2020 09:04:00 +0100.

American firefighters got a hero's welcome as travelers cheered and clapped when they arrived in Australia to help battle the country's devastating fires. Punta Ventana, a famous tourist landmark and one of Puerto Rico's most cherished nat
Bus catches fire in road accident in India; at least 20 deadSat, 11 Jan 2020 06:59:00 +0100.

Deadly bus accidents are common in India. Around 150,000 people die every year on India’s roads, often because of reckless driving, badly maintained roads and vehicles overcrowded with passengers. American firefighters got a hero's welcome

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 (42), (2), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),