M 5.8 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 14 May 2018 18:14 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: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -55.9788 , -27.0974
Event Date: 14 May 2018 18:14 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000e4vp
Inserted at: 14 May 2018 18:34 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 0.01 1210582 -55.979/-27.097 5.8 10 4.07 14 May 2018 18:36 00:21 (new episode)
2 0.01 1210582 -55.979/-27.097 5.8 10 4 14 May 2018 20:18 02:04 (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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