Green alert: earthquake M 5.8 in New Caledonia on 11/20/2017 12:09:24 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 Nov 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.8 in New Caledonia on 20 Nov 2017 00:09 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: 5.8Depth: 10 KmEvent Date UTC: 20 Nov 2017 00:09Exposed population in MMI>=7: 0

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

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near New Caledonia, of New Caledonia (population 178,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 62km. The nearest places are Hnadid (66km), Kurine (66km), and Tawaïnèdre (67km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Mare la Roche (runway 3200ft, 71km). The nearest ports are Tadine (89km).

Population Population in major intensity Intensity Population no people no people no people


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