M 5.8 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 14 May 2018 18:14 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: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -55.9788 , -27.0974
Event Date: 14 May 2018 18:14 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000e4vp
Inserted at: 14 May 2018 18:34 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
1210582 0.01 14 May 2018 18:14 5.8M, 10km 4 No people affected 00:19 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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