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Mw 4.9 Earthquake, Green alert in East Of South Sandwich Islands on 17 Apr 2017 14:33 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:10km
  • on 17 Apr 2017 14:33 UTC
  • No people within 100km
  • inserted at 17 Apr 2017 15:31:15 UTC

References

Known identifiers for this event: us10008id4 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 101 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:22:00 +0200   spacedaily (en)

If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects - scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis - would claim the most lives? A new study has the answer: violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous effects produced by Earth-impacting asteroids.

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New Study Ranks Hazardous Asteroid Effects from Least to Most Destructive
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:24:00 +0200   sciencenewsline (en)

. Published: April 19, 2017. Released by WASHINGTON, DC -- If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects--scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis--would claim the most lives? A new study has the answer: violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous effects produced by Earth-impacting asteroids.

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New Study Ranks Hazardous Asteroid Effects from Least to Most Destructive
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:10:00 +0200   rdmag (en)

If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects--scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis--would claim the most lives? A new study has the answer: violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous effects produced by Earth-impacting asteroids.

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