GDACS daily newsletter for 19/03/2018

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 Mar 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 19/03/2018

This daily newsletter provides an overview of the natural disasters that happened in the last 24 hours and response measures for ongoing disasters. GDACS currently covers earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions and floods. The color coding (red, orange, green) is related to the estimated humanitarian impact of the event.

Disaster events in the last 24 hours

GDACS detected the following potential disasters. For up-to-date media coverage, latest maps and ReliefWeb content related to these disasters, please go to GDACS homepage.

Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5M, Depth:10km) in Iran, Islamic Republic of 19/03/2018 04:30 UTC, 1220000 people within 100km. On 3/19/2018 4:30:47 AM, an earthquake occurred in Iran, Islamic Republic of potentially affecting 1220000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5M, Depth:29.53km) in Japan 19/03/2018 02:45 UTC, 1950000 people within 100km. On 3/19/2018 2:45:09 AM, an earthquake occurred in Japan potentially affecting 1950000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5M, Depth:29.53km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:132.17km) in Vanuatu 19/03/2018 02:36 UTC, 110000 people within 100km. On 3/19/2018 2:36:37 AM, an earthquake occurred in Vanuatu potentially affecting 110000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:132.17km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:20.09km) in Chile 19/03/2018 01:45 UTC, About 75000 people within 100km. On 3/19/2018 1:45:11 AM, an earthquake occurred in Chile potentially affecting About 75000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:20.09km. Green alert for tropical cyclone MARCUS-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. From 15/03/2018 to 19/03/2018, a Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 241 km/h) MARCUS-18 was active in SEIndian. The cyclone affects these countries: Australia (vulnerability Low). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Orange alert for tropical cyclone ELIAKIM-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. From 15/03/2018 to 19/03/2018, a Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 102 km/h) ELIAKIM-18 was active in SWIndian. The cyclone affects these countries: Madagascar (vulnerability High). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5M, Depth:85.86km) in Russian Federation 18/03/2018 18:00 UTC, About 400 people within 100km. On 3/18/2018 6:00:10 PM, an earthquake occurred in Russian Federation potentially affecting About 400 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5M, Depth:85.86km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:41.1km) in Tonga 18/03/2018 13:20 UTC, No people within 100km. On 3/18/2018 1:20:11 PM, an earthquake occurred in Tonga potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:41.1km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.3M, Depth:107.1km) in Indonesia 18/03/2018 11:35 UTC, 580000 people within 100km. On 3/18/2018 11:35:05 AM, an earthquake occurred in Indonesia potentially affecting 580000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.3M, Depth:107.1km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:52.16km) in Mexico 18/03/2018 09:22 UTC, 750000 people within 100km. On 3/18/2018 9:22:06 AM, an earthquake occurred in Mexico potentially affecting 750000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:52.16km.

Discussions in Virtual OSOCC

The GDACS Virtual OSOCC is a forum for emergency managers. If you are involved in an ongoing emergency as a local emergency management authority or as an international responder, please provide your information in the GDACS Virtual OSOCC. The following emergencies are currently open.

Open emergencies Earthquake M 7.5 in Southern Highlands Province on 26 Feb 2018 03:44hrs (local time) in PNG
26-Feb-2018
updated: 7-Mar-2018 EQ-2018-000020-PNG

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Created on 19 Mar 2018 08:10 +01:00.

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