GDACS daily newsletter for 19/02/2018

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 Feb 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 19/02/2018

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 earthquake alert (Magnitude 5M, Depth:10km) in Iceland 19/02/2018 05:38 UTC, About 26000 people within 100km. On 2/19/2018 5:38:52 AM, an earthquake occurred in Iceland potentially affecting About 26000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:10km) in Chile 19/02/2018 05:21 UTC, Few people within 100km. On 2/19/2018 5:21:40 AM, an earthquake occurred in Chile potentially affecting Few people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:102.6km) in Colombia 19/02/2018 01:50 UTC, 4420000 people within 100km. On 2/19/2018 1:50:36 AM, an earthquake occurred in Colombia potentially affecting 4420000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:102.6km. Red alert for tropical cyclone GITA-18. Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 82817. From 09/02/2018 to 19/02/2018, a Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 231 km/h) GITA-18 was active in SEPacific. The cyclone affects these countries: Tonga (vulnerability Medium). Estimated population affected by category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 82817. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:47.78km) in Japan 18/02/2018 18:31 UTC, 1630000 people within 100km. On 2/18/2018 6:31:36 PM, an earthquake occurred in Japan potentially affecting 1630000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:47.78km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:10km) in Prince Edward Islands Region 18/02/2018 16:16 UTC, No people within 100km. On 2/18/2018 4:16:38 PM, an earthquake occurred in Prince Edward Islands Region potentially affecting No people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:10km) in Panama 18/02/2018 15:14 UTC, About 12000 people within 100km. On 2/18/2018 3:14:30 PM, an earthquake occurred in Panama potentially affecting About 12000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:10km) in Panama 18/02/2018 14:55 UTC, About 9000 people within 100km. On 2/18/2018 2:55:33 PM, an earthquake occurred in Panama potentially affecting About 9000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:10km. Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:106.59km) in Japan 18/02/2018 10:01 UTC, 5060000 people within 100km. On 2/18/2018 10:01:41 AM, an earthquake occurred in Japan potentially affecting 5060000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:106.59km.

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

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Created on 19 Feb 2018 08:10 +01:00.

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