GDACS daily newsletter for 08/01/2018

By Newsroom America Feeds at 8 Jan 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 08/01/2018

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 alert for tropical cyclone IRVING-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. From 06/01/2018 to 08/01/2018, a Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 167 km/h) IRVING-18 was active in SWIndian. The cyclone affects these countries: [unknown] (vulnerability [unknown]). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Red alert for tropical cyclone AVA-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 1.314 million. From 02/01/2018 to 08/01/2018, a Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 176 km/h) AVA-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 1.314 million. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:244.64km) in Argentina 07/01/2018 23:56 UTC, About 5000 people within 100km. On 1/7/2018 11:56:55 PM, an earthquake occurred in Argentina potentially affecting About 5000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:244.64km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:44.48km) in Guatemala 07/01/2018 19:01 UTC, 430000 people within 100km. On 1/7/2018 7:01:28 PM, an earthquake occurred in Guatemala potentially affecting 430000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:44.48km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.52M, Depth:29.45km) in United States 07/01/2018 19:01 UTC, Few people within 100km. On 1/7/2018 7:01:00 PM, an earthquake occurred in United States potentially affecting Few people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.52M, Depth:29.45km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:32.08km) in Japan 07/01/2018 09:19 UTC, 1500000 people within 100km. On 1/7/2018 9:19:57 AM, an earthquake occurred in Japan potentially affecting 1500000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:32.08km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:62.65km) in El Salvador 07/01/2018 08:55 UTC, 920000 people within 100km. On 1/7/2018 8:55:30 AM, an earthquake occurred in El Salvador potentially affecting 920000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:62.65km.

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 Iraq / Iran Border Earthquake Magnitude:7.2M, Depth:19km
12-Nov-2017
updated: 14-Nov-2017

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Created on 08 Jan 2018 08:10 +01:00.

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