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  22 June 2018
I. International

Vanuatu - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, Media)

  • An earthquake of 6.1 M magnitude at a depth of 21 km occurred near the coast of Efate island (Shefa Province) on 21 June at 21.13 UTC. The epicentre was located 33 km east-southeast of the national capital Port Vila.
  • USGS PAGER estimated a shaking up to "strong" for 24 000 people and "moderate" for 22 000 people. 
  • As of 22 June at 7.00 UTC, no immediate reports of casualties and damages have been reported.
II. Europe

Meteoalarm - As of 22 June, 7:30 UTC (EUMETNET)

  • On 22 June: Red Alert for strong wind in central-northern coastal regions of Croatia
  • On 23 June: no Red Alert issued.

Forest fires danger forecast (EFFIS)

  • High or extreme danger in some parts of eastern Germany; central and northern Poland; western Belarus; parts of southern and eastern Lithuania; some parts of southern Spain; some parts of south-eastern Turkey.
III. Factsheets


  • In eastern Ukraine, the security situation remains extremely volatile with frequent clashes across the relatively stable front line. Civilians continue to fall victims to the conflict, with frequent damage to housing and critical civilian infrastructure, particularly water supply and electricity systems. Conflict-affected residents, internally displaced people and returnees face difficulties in accessing health care and other essential services. Civilians endure many hardships such as the loss of income and livelihoods as well as psychological stress.
  • Since 2014, the European Union and its Member States have contributed over EUR 677 million in humanitarian and early recovery aid. The EU addresses the needs of the population in the areas directly affected by the conflict, the internally displaced people and refugees who have fled the conflict areas, and the returnees

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