M 6.3 in Balleny Islands Region on 08 Oct 2017 20:48 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: 6.3M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -61.7431 , 154.5526
Event Date: 08 Oct 2017 20:48 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000b2v1
Inserted at: 08 Oct 2017 21:05 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000b2v1 Scaled population 0 Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 shakemap 0 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1183275 0.01 08 Oct 2017 20:48 6.3M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:16 NEIC
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

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

Intensity Population
no people
no people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1183275 -61.743/154.553 6.3 10 0 08 Oct 2017 21:06 00:17 (new episode)
2 0 1183275 -61.743/154.553 6.3 10 0 08 Oct 2017 22:51 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces



Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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