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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

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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

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Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
episodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 1167341 -56.416200/-25.738200 6.8 10 4.02 10 May 2017 23:23 10 May 2017 23:43 00:19
2 1167341 -56.416200/-25.738200 6.8 10 4.1 10 May 2017 23:23 11 May 2017 01:25 02:01 (upd of #1)
3 1167341 -56.408100/-25.763600 6.5 10 3.92 10 May 2017 23:23 11 May 2017 01:28 02:04 (upd of #2)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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