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M 5.3 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 11 May 2017 15:57 UTC

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WOST40 EJRC 111618
EARTHQUAKE ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* GREEN EARTHQUAKE ALERT IN SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS *
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SUMMARY

ON 11 MAY 2017 15:57:36 UTC (ABOUT 11 MAY 2017 14:13:56 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 5.5 OCCURRED IN THE UNPOPULATED REGION OF SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH IS. IN SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS. NO NEAREST POPULATED PLACES FOUND . NO CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT FOUND.


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: NEIC
- MAGNITUDE: 5.5 M
- DEPTH: 35 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): -56.6107 | -25.9148
- COUNTRY: SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
- PROVINCE:
- REGION: SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 11 MAY 2017 15:57:36 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 11 MAY 2017 14:13:56



============================================================================================================
POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: N/A
- PORTS: N/A

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH LOW VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A UNKNOWN HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: THU, 11 MAY 2017 15:57:36 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 11 MAY 2017 17:57:36
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 11 MAY 2017 09:57:36
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 11 MAY 2017 06:57:36
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 11 MAY 2017 22:57:36

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 11 MAY 2017 16:18:28 (20 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1167445

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG
============================================================================================================
POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 0 0
175 0 0
150 0 0
125 0 0
100 0 0
75 0 0
50 0 0
20 0 0
10 0 0
5 0 0
2 0 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 0 PEOPLE/KM2.
============================================================================================================

THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 11 MAY 2017 14:13:56 LOCAL TIME. 11 MAY 2017 14:13:56

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
----------------------------
RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 0 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE UNKNOWN LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF UNKNOWN RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS A LOW VULNERABILITY.
============================================================================================================

SECONDARY EFFECTS
-----------------
PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

________________________________________
DISCLAIMER
WHILE WE TRY EVERYTHING TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THIS INFORMATION IS PURELY INDICATIVE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ANY DECISION MAKING WITHOUT ALTERNATE SOURCES OF INFORMATION. THE JRC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON GDACS WEBSITE.
PLEASE REFER TO THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR SUBSCRIBING OR UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ALERT EMAIL OR SMS SERVICE.

END OF EARTHQUAKE MESSAGE 001
WOST40 EJRC 111653
EARTHQUAKE ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

********************************************************************************
* GREEN EARTHQUAKE ALERT IN SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS *
********************************************************************************

SUMMARY

ON 11 MAY 2017 15:57:36 UTC (ABOUT 11 MAY 2017 14:13:56 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 5.5 OCCURRED IN THE UNPOPULATED REGION OF SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH IS. IN SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS. NO NEAREST POPULATED PLACES FOUND . NO CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT FOUND.


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: NEIC
- MAGNITUDE: 5.5 M
- DEPTH: 35 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): -56.6107 | -25.9148
- COUNTRY: SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
- PROVINCE:
- REGION: SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 11 MAY 2017 15:57:36 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 11 MAY 2017 14:13:56



============================================================================================================
POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: N/A
- PORTS: N/A

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH LOW VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A LOW HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: THU, 11 MAY 2017 15:57:36 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 11 MAY 2017 17:57:36
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 11 MAY 2017 09:57:36
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 11 MAY 2017 06:57:36
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 11 MAY 2017 22:57:36

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 11 MAY 2017 16:53:41 (56 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1167445

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG
============================================================================================================
POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 0 0
175 0 0
150 0 0
125 0 0
100 0 0
75 0 0
50 0 0
20 0 0
10 0 0
5 0 0
2 0 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 0 PEOPLE/KM2.
============================================================================================================

THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 11 MAY 2017 14:13:56 LOCAL TIME. 11 MAY 2017 14:13:56

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
----------------------------
RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 0 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE UNKNOWN LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF UNKNOWN RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS A LOW VULNERABILITY.
============================================================================================================

SECONDARY EFFECTS
-----------------
PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

________________________________________
DISCLAIMER
WHILE WE TRY EVERYTHING TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THIS INFORMATION IS PURELY INDICATIVE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ANY DECISION MAKING WITHOUT ALTERNATE SOURCES OF INFORMATION. THE JRC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON GDACS WEBSITE.
PLEASE REFER TO THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR SUBSCRIBING OR UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ALERT EMAIL OR SMS SERVICE.

END OF EARTHQUAKE MESSAGE 001

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