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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Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1167341 -56.416/-25.738 6.8 10 4.02 10 May 2017 23:43 00:19 (new episode)
2 0 1167341 -56.416/-25.738 6.8 10 4.1 11 May 2017 01:25 02:01 (upd of #1)
3 0 1167341 -56.408/-25.764 6.5 10 3.92 11 May 2017 01:28 02:04 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

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Critical infrastructure

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

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More information

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