miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 5.8 in New Zealand on 5/16/2018 5:22:13 PM

M 5.8 in New Zealand on 16 May 2018 17:22 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Shakemap" alerting model


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 16 May 2018 17:22
  • Exposed population in MMI>=7: 0

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near New Zealand, County of East Cape. The distance to the nearest coast is 449km.

The distance to the nearest coast is

The earthquake occurred more than 100km from land and is unlikely to affect vulnerable infrastructure directly.


Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people



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