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M 5.3 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 11 May 2017 15:57 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
  • Depth: 6.33 Km
  • Event Date: 11 May 2017 15:57 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 May 2017 15:21 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10008rhm (neicid)

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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) northeast of Visokoi Island 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 southern 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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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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