GDACS daily newsletter for 27/03/2018

By Newsroom America Feeds at 27 Mar 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 27/03/2018

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 4.6M, Depth:10km) in Papua New Guinea 27/03/2018 03:45 UTC, 820000 people within 100km. On 3/27/2018 3:45:14 AM, an earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea potentially affecting 820000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:10km. Green alert for tropical cyclone JELAWAT-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. From 24/03/2018 to 27/03/2018, a Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 83 km/h) JELAWAT-18 was active in NWPacific. The cyclone affects these countries: Palau (vulnerability Medium). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Green alert for tropical cyclone IRIS-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. From 24/03/2018 to 27/03/2018, a Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 65 km/h) IRIS-18 was active in SWPacific. The cyclone affects these countries: [unknown] (vulnerability [unknown]). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:35km) in Mexico 26/03/2018 23:21 UTC, 170000 people within 100km. On 3/26/2018 11:21:22 PM, an earthquake occurred in Mexico potentially affecting 170000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:35km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:175.39km) in Tonga 26/03/2018 21:39 UTC, No people within 100km. On 3/26/2018 9:39:08 PM, an earthquake occurred in Tonga potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:175.39km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:19.93km) in Indonesia 26/03/2018 21:32 UTC, About 2000 people within 100km. On 3/26/2018 9:32:34 PM, an earthquake occurred in Indonesia potentially affecting About 2000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:19.93km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:10km) in United States 26/03/2018 18:01 UTC, No people within 100km. On 3/26/2018 6:01:05 PM, an earthquake occurred in United States potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:553.05km) in Fiji 26/03/2018 15:30 UTC, About 6000 people within 100km. On 3/26/2018 3:30:29 PM, an earthquake occurred in Fiji potentially affecting About 6000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:553.05km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:10km) in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 26/03/2018 12:41 UTC, No people within 100km. On 3/26/2018 12:41:30 PM, an earthquake occurred in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 6.6M, Depth:39.97km) in Papua New Guinea 26/03/2018 09:51 UTC, About 85000 people within 100km. On 3/26/2018 9:51:00 AM, an earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea potentially affecting About 85000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 6.6M, Depth:39.97km.

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 27 Mar 2018 08:10 +02:00.

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