M 5.1 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 11 May 2017 18:34 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1112747
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -56.6206 , -25.5726
Event Date: 11 May 2017 18:34 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 11 May 2017 19:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us10008rjd Scaled population 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

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6.2-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea 57 mins ago WorldMon, 15 May 2017 18:09:00 +0200.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (33), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),