M 5.7 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 09 Apr 2018 00:20 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: 5.7M
Depth: 239.78 Km
Lat/Lon: -57.6528 , -27.8383
Event Date: 09 Apr 2018 00:20 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000dwpi
Inserted at: 09 Apr 2018 00:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands ,of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1206054 -57.653/-27.838 5.7 239.78 2.69 09 Apr 2018 00:41 00:20 (new episode)
2 0.01 1206054 -57.653/-27.838 5.7 239.78 2.69 09 Apr 2018 02:23 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands no people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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