M 5.1 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 12 May 2017 05:21 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 1112790
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -56.6321 , -25.7607
Event Date: 12 May 2017 05:21 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 May 2017 05:39 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us10008rs5 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 143 | About casualties: 22 | Last hour: 0

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Esteri: terremoto importante di magnitudo 6.1 In Papua Nuova GuineaMon, 15 May 2017 22:46:00 +0200.

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Terremoto de 6.2 fue detectado cerca de Papúa Nueva GuineaMon, 15 May 2017 22:03:00 +0200.

Un terremoto de 6,2 grados fue detectado este lunes en el mar cerca de Papúa Nueva Guinea , informó el servicio geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS,) pero ningún alerta de tsunami fue emitido. El epicentro del terremoto fue cercano a la isla
More than 50 per cent Indians living in disaster prone areas: Rajnath ... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:36:00 +0200.

NEW DELHI: India is one of the most disaster-prone nations, with more than 50 per cent of the population living in areas vulnerable to natural calamities. Inaugurating a meeting organised by the National Disaster Management Authority in New

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (34), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),