GDACS daily newsletter for 13/01/2018

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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 13/01/2018

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.

GDACS News

Satellite Mapping Overview as of 12 January 2018The 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 4.9M, Depth:10km) in North Of Ascension Island 13/01/2018 05:31 UTC, No people within 100km. On 1/13/2018 5:31:58 AM, an earthquake occurred in North Of Ascension Island potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.2M, Depth:75.53km) in United States 13/01/2018 01:35 UTC, No people within 100km. On 1/13/2018 1:35:21 AM, an earthquake occurred in United States potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.2M, Depth:75.53km. Green alert for tropical cyclone SIX-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. From 12/01/2018 to 13/01/2018, a Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 176 km/h) SIX-18 was active in SWIndian. The cyclone affects these countries: Mauritius, Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands (vulnerability Medium). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:85.37km) in Indonesia 12/01/2018 21:49 UTC, 540000 people within 100km. On 1/12/2018 9:49:03 PM, an earthquake occurred in Indonesia potentially affecting 540000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:85.37km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:48km) in Iran, Islamic Republic of 12/01/2018 17:50 UTC, 1960000 people within 100km. On 1/12/2018 5:50:46 PM, an earthquake occurred in Iran, Islamic Republic of potentially affecting 1960000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:48km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:10km) in Myanmar 12/01/2018 15:23 UTC, 3690000 people within 100km. On 1/12/2018 3:23:55 PM, an earthquake occurred in Myanmar potentially affecting 3690000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:165.2km) in Peru 12/01/2018 15:03 UTC, 390000 people within 100km. On 1/12/2018 3:03:34 PM, an earthquake occurred in Peru potentially affecting 390000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:165.2km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5M, Depth:138.67km) in Tonga 12/01/2018 13:00 UTC, About 1000 people within 100km. On 1/12/2018 1:00:04 PM, an earthquake occurred in Tonga potentially affecting About 1000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5M, Depth:138.67km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:10km) in Bonin Islands, Japan Region 12/01/2018 12:56 UTC, Few people within 100km. On 1/12/2018 12:56:30 PM, an earthquake occurred in Bonin Islands, Japan Region potentially affecting Few people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:10km. Green alert for tropical cyclone JOYCE-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. From 09/01/2018 to 12/01/2018, a Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 93 km/h) JOYCE-18 was active in SEIndian. The cyclone affects these countries: Australia (vulnerability Low). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:10km) in British Indian Ocean Territory 12/01/2018 10:50 UTC, No people within 100km. On 1/12/2018 10:50:36 AM, an earthquake occurred in British Indian Ocean Territory potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.7M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:35km) in Japan 12/01/2018 09:51 UTC, About 62000 people within 100km. On 1/12/2018 9:51:09 AM, an earthquake occurred in Japan potentially affecting About 62000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.9M, 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 Iraq / Iran Border Earthquake Magnitude:7.2M, Depth:19km
12-Nov-2017
updated: 14-Nov-2017

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