GDACS daily newsletter for 19/10/2017

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 Oct 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 19/10/2017

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 16 October 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.

Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:99.4km) in United States 19/10/2017 05:35 UTC, Few people within 100km. On 10/19/2017 5:35:37 AM, an earthquake occurred in United States potentially affecting Few people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:99.4km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.2M, Depth:10km) in South Of Africa 19/10/2017 03:25 UTC, No people within 100km. On 10/19/2017 3:25:19 AM, an earthquake occurred in South Of Africa potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.2M, Depth:10km. Orange alert for tropical cyclone LAN-17. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 46.876 million. From 15/10/2017 to 19/10/2017, a Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 222 km/h) LAN-17 was active in NWPacific. The cyclone affects these countries: Japan (vulnerability Low). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 46.876 million. Green alert for tropical cyclone TWENTYSIX-17. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. From 18/10/2017 to 19/10/2017, a Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 65 km/h) TWENTYSIX-17 was active in NWPacific. The cyclone affects these countries: Philippines (vulnerability Medium). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.6M, Depth:202.32km) in Papua New Guinea 18/10/2017 16:44 UTC, 100000 people within 100km. On 10/18/2017 4:44:36 PM, an earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea potentially affecting 100000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.6M, Depth:202.32km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:10km) in Tonga Islands Region 18/10/2017 16:26 UTC, No people within 100km. On 10/18/2017 4:26:57 PM, an earthquake occurred in Tonga Islands Region potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5M, Depth:10km) in Iran, Islamic Republic of 18/10/2017 14:37 UTC, 470000 people within 100km. On 10/18/2017 2:37:18 PM, an earthquake occurred in Iran, Islamic Republic of potentially affecting 470000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.3M, Depth:87.15km) in Indonesia 18/10/2017 13:40 UTC, 920000 people within 100km. On 10/18/2017 1:40:55 PM, an earthquake occurred in Indonesia potentially affecting 920000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.3M, Depth:87.15km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 6M, Depth:10km) in Tonga 18/10/2017 12:00 UTC, About 800 people within 100km. On 10/18/2017 12:00:59 PM, an earthquake occurred in Tonga potentially affecting About 800 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 6M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:10.9km) in Russian Federation 18/10/2017 09:07 UTC, No people within 100km. On 10/18/2017 9:07:15 AM, an earthquake occurred in Russian Federation potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:10.9km.

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 Hurricane Maria
18-Sep-2017
updated: 12-Oct-2017 Hurricane IRMA - 17 - Eastern and Central Caribbean
2-Sep-2017
updated: 16-Oct-2017 TC-2017-000125-DOM

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Created on 19 Oct 2017 08:10 +02:00.

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