GDACS daily newsletter for 05/09/2017

By Newsroom America Feeds at 5 Sep 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 05/09/2017

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.

GDACS News

Satellite Mapping Overview as of 28 August 2017The latest overview report of current ongoing satellite mapping activities related to humanitarian disasters is available.

It is intended for disaster managers, operations centres, desk officers and others that need syntheses of what goes on in this field. The service is operated by the GDACS mapping & satellite imagery coordination mechanism: UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). We encourage any satellite mapping production entity to submit information about their products so we can include it in future summaries

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.

Red alert for tropical cyclone IRMA-17. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 96401. From 30/08/2017 to 05/09/2017, a Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 241 km/h) IRMA-17 was active in Atlantic. The cyclone affects these countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Virgin Islands, British, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas (vulnerability Medium). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 96401. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:172.92km) in Vanuatu 05/09/2017 02:50 UTC, About 85000 people within 100km. On 9/5/2017 2:50:00 AM, an earthquake occurred in Vanuatu potentially affecting About 85000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:172.92km. Green alert for tropical cyclone NINETEEN-17. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. From 04/09/2017 to 05/09/2017, a Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 56 km/h) NINETEEN-17 was active in NWPacific. 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 5.1M, Depth:63.33km) in Chile 04/09/2017 21:55 UTC, 220000 people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 9:55:20 PM, an earthquake occurred in Chile potentially affecting 220000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:63.33km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:10km) in West Chile Rise 04/09/2017 20:58 UTC, No people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 8:58:44 PM, an earthquake occurred in West Chile Rise potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:155.31km) in Colombia 04/09/2017 20:28 UTC, 1940000 people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 8:28:22 PM, an earthquake occurred in Colombia potentially affecting 1940000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:155.31km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:10km) in Indonesia 04/09/2017 19:43 UTC, No people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 7:43:14 PM, an earthquake occurred in Indonesia potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:494.38km) in South Of Fiji Islands 04/09/2017 17:42 UTC, No people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 5:42:01 PM, an earthquake occurred in South Of Fiji Islands potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:494.38km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.2M, Depth:8.7km) in Greece 04/09/2017 14:33 UTC, About 83000 people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 2:33:57 PM, an earthquake occurred in Greece potentially affecting About 83000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.2M, Depth:8.7km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:39.31km) in Russian Federation 04/09/2017 12:38 UTC, Few people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 12:38:35 PM, an earthquake occurred in Russian Federation potentially affecting Few people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:39.31km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:18.22km) in Russian Federation 04/09/2017 09:46 UTC, No people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 9:46:00 AM, an earthquake occurred in Russian Federation potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:18.22km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 6M, Depth:35km) in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 04/09/2017 08:07 UTC, No people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 8:07:35 AM, an earthquake occurred in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 6M, Depth:35km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5M, Depth:35km) in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 04/09/2017 06:18 UTC, No people within 100km. On 9/4/2017 6:18:14 AM, an earthquake occurred in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5M, Depth:35km.

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 Montenegro fires
18-Jul-2017
updated: 19-Jul-2017

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