M 6.5 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 10 May 2017 23:23 UTC

Event summary

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: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -56.4081 , -25.7636
Event Date: 10 May 2017 23:23 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008rb6
Inserted at: 11 May 2017 01:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (SGS)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1167336 1 10 May 2017 23:23 6.8M, 41.1km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:09 PTWC
1167337 1 10 May 2017 23:23 6.8M, 71km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:12 NTWC    
1167341 1 10 May 2017 23:23 6.8M, 10km 3.92 No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:18 NEIC
1167352 1 10 May 2017 23:23 6.5M, 10km 3.92 No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 02:06 NEIC

Exposed population

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

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 -

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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