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M 5.9 in Reykjanes Ridge on 10 Sep 2017 21:40 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

Media analysis

News articles per day
09/09 14/09
  • Articles: 480
  • Articles about casualties: 31 (6.5%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

Latest headlines


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

Mentioning 'Reykjanes'

Strong earthquake in the Reykjanes Ridge area - September 10, 2017
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:34:00 +0200   earthquake-report (en)

Very good image of the ridge in the middle of the ocean. All the white bullets are earthquakes generated by more or less the same transform faults as this one. Main earth movement based on the current focal mechanism. Image courtesy Observatoire Geoscope. A mid-ocean ridge is an underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics.

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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.