M 5.3 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 11 May 2017 16:05 UTC

Event 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: 10 km
Lat/Lon: -56.7792 , -26.2021
Event Date: 11 May 2017 16:05 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 11 May 2017 16:54 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (SGS)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 178 | About casualties: 24 | Last hour: 0

Three British Gurkhas return to Everest, make summit
Mon, 15 May 2017 15:51:00 +0200.

THREE British Gurkha soldiers reached the summit of Mount Everest on Monday, two years after being caught in an avalanche on the mountain sparked by the earthquake that devastated swathes of Nepal. The climbers are the first to summit the w
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Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran: state media
Mon, 15 May 2017 14:20:00 +0200.

By AFP yesterday in World A 5.7 magnitude earthquake near Iran's border with Turkmenistan killed two people, injured hundreds and caused widespread damage, state media reported Sunday, citing the country's seismological centre. The quake,
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First Gurkhas reach Everest summit First Gurkhas reach Everest summit ...
Mon, 15 May 2017 13:45:00 +0200.

A team of Gurkhas from Folkestone have become the first serving soldiers from the brigade to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The soldiers, including from the 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles (2RGR) based at Shorncliffe, completed climbi
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Over 50 per cent population lives in disaster-prone areas: Rajnath Sin ...
Mon, 15 May 2017 12:56:00 +0200.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today described India as one of the most disaster-prone nations, saying more than 50 per cent population of the country lives in areas that are vulnerable to calamities. By: | New Delhi | Published: May 15, 2017
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (36), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),