M 5.3 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 11 May 2017 15:57 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: 5.3M
Depth: 6.33 Km
Lat/Lon: -56.6117 , -25.8984
Event Date: 11 May 2017 15:57 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008rhm
Inserted at: 12 May 2017 15:21 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (SGS)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1167445 -56.611/-25.915 5.5 35 3.2 11 May 2017 16:18 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1167445 -56.591/-25.88 5.5 10 3.23 11 May 2017 16:53 00:55 (upd of #1)
3 0 1167455 -56.591/-25.88 5.5 10 3.23 11 May 2017 17:58 02:01 (new episode)
4 0 1167455 -56.612/-25.898 5.3 6.33 3.08 12 May 2017 15:19 23:21 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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