M 4.9 in East Of South Sandwich Islands on 17 Apr 2017 14:33 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -59.5453 , -20.2819
Event Date: 17 Apr 2017 14:33 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 17 Apr 2017 15:31 UTC
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Latest media headlines

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

“Bağımsız Kürdistan tsunami yaratır”Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:45:00 +0200. Irak'ta iktidardaki Şii İttifakı’nın etkili lideri Ammar El Hakim, “Bağımsız bir Kürdistan’ın tüm bölgede hissedilecek siyasi bir tsunami” yaratacağını savundu. Irak’ın Kürt Bölgesi'nde bağımsızlık referandumunun hazırlıkları başlatılırken Irak'ta i...
Assess govt preparedness for ‘Big One,’ Senate urgedFri, 21 Apr 2017 12:35:00 +0200. WHILE there has been no technology that can predict earthquakes and save lives and property, the government has enough time to prepare for and mitigate the impact of the “Big One” that might hit Metro Manila (National Capital Region or NCR). “There i...
20 new tsunami alert sirens being installedFri, 21 Apr 2017 09:17:00 +0200. Installation of 20 new alert sirens has been in the works for more than a year, and will greatly enhance the ability of the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency to alert residents of a potential threat, according to VITEMA spokeswoman Christi...
Redes móviles y desastres naturales: ¿cómo prevenir una segunda catástrofe? Conoce la iniciativa global -presente en Latinoamérica- que busca fortalecer el acceso a la comunicación para aquellos afectados por situaciones de emergencias, ayudando a reducir la pérdida de vidas.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:00:00 +0200. Conoce la iniciativa global -presente en Latinoamérica- que busca fortalecer el acceso a la comunicación para aquellos afectados por situaciones de emergencias, ayudando a reducir la pérdida de vidas. Los desastres naturales , como los incendios fore...

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), (1), INFORM (1),