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M 5.6 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 11 May 2017 01:09 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

Media analysis

  • Articles: 161
  • Articles about casualties: 21 (13%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

Latest headlines


The headlines below have been automatically extracted by the Europe Media Monitor.

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Strong earthquake strikes off the South Sandwich Islands
Thu, 11 May 2017 01:55:00 +0200   bnonews (en)

The earthquake, which struck at 9:23 p.m. local time on Wednesday, was centered about 75 kilometers (46 miles) nor the ast of Visokoi Isl and in the Traversay Island group, which is part of the British overseas territory known as the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI). The earthquake struck at a depth of just 10 kilometers (6.

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Strong Earthquakes Shake Southern Japan; No Tsunami Warning
Wed, 10 May 2017 06:12:00 +0200   laht (en)

TOKYO – Two earthquakes, measured 6.4 and 5.0 on the Richter magnitude scale, hit south ern Japan on Tuesday morning without triggering the tsunami alert. No material damages or casualties have been reported. The first quake occurred at 10:54 am local time (0154 GMT) with a 10-kilometer deep....

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.