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Mw 6.5 Earthquake, Green alert in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 10 May 2017 23:23 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.5M, Depth:10km
  • on 10 May 2017 23:23 UTC
  • No people within 100km
  • inserted at 11 May 2017 01:30:05

Tsunami

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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 64 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC us10008rb6
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -56.4081, -25.7636
  • Time (UTC): 10 May 2017 23:23:36
  • Time (ECT): 11 May 2017 01:23:36

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is..

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands -

Affected Populated Places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
 
  Tsunami 27231
1 realtime 2017-05-11 02:29:16 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27231
1 realtime 3rd step 2017-05-11 02:28:32 No people affected No people affected 0 0
 
Episode 1167336
1 realtime 2017-05-11 01:33:07 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185203
0 realtime 2017-05-11 01:33:13 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
  Tsunami 27231
1 realtime 2017-05-11 02:29:16 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27231
1 realtime 3rd step 2017-05-11 02:28:32 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27230
1 scenario 2017-05-11 01:33:07 No people affected No people affected 0 0
 
Episode 1167337
1 realtime 2017-05-11 01:36:04 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185204
-1 realtime 2017-05-11 01:36:11 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
  Tsunami 27233
1 realtime 2017-05-11 02:32:05 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27232
1 scenario 2017-05-11 01:36:04 No people affected No people affected 0 0
 
 
 
 
Episode 1167341
1 realtime 2017-05-11 01:42:04 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185205
0 realtime 2017-05-11 01:42:11 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
  Tsunami 27236
1 realtime 2017-05-11 02:38:05 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27236
1 realtime 3rd step 2017-05-11 02:37:36 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27235
1 scenario 2017-05-11 01:42:04 No people affected No people affected 0 0
 
 
 
Episode 1167352
1 realtime 2017-05-11 03:30:05 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185215
0 realtime 2017-05-11 03:30:09 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
  Tsunami 27238
1 realtime 2017-05-11 05:07:13 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27237
1 scenario 2017-05-11 03:30:05 No people affected No people affected 0 0
 
 
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IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1167336

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1167336
1 realtime 2017-05-11 01:33:07 No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185203
0 realtime 2017-05-11 01:33:13 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
  Tsunami 27231
1 realtime 2017-05-11 02:29:16 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27231
1 realtime 3rd step 2017-05-11 02:28:32 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27230
1 scenario 2017-05-11 01:33:07 No people affected No people affected 0 0
Close
10 May 2017 23:23 6.8M, 41.1km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:09 PTWC PTWC
1167337

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1167337
1 realtime 2017-05-11 01:36:04 No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185204
-1 realtime 2017-05-11 01:36:11 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
  Tsunami 27233
1 realtime 2017-05-11 02:32:05 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27232
1 scenario 2017-05-11 01:36:04 No people affected No people affected 0 0
Close
10 May 2017 23:23 6.8M, 71km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:12 NTWC NTWC    
1167341

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1167341
1 realtime 2017-05-11 01:42:04 No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185205
0 realtime 2017-05-11 01:42:11 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
  Shakemap 3
1 realtime 2017-05-11 03:28:47 No people affected 0 0
  Tsunami 27236
1 realtime 2017-05-11 02:38:05 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27236
1 realtime 3rd step 2017-05-11 02:37:36 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27235
1 scenario 2017-05-11 01:42:04 No people affected No people affected 0 0
Close
10 May 2017 23:23 6.8M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:18 NEIC NEIC
1167352

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1167352
1 realtime 2017-05-11 03:30:05 No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185215
0 realtime 2017-05-11 03:30:09 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
  Tsunami 27238
1 realtime 2017-05-11 05:07:13 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  27237
1 scenario 2017-05-11 03:30:05 No people affected No people affected 0 0
Close
10 May 2017 23:23 6.5M, 10km 3.92 No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 02:06 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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