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M 5.4 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 15 May 2017 21:12 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: 5.4M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 15 May 2017 21:12 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 15 May 2017 21:33 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10008slq (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 209 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Small earthquake detected in South Carolina early Thursday morning
Thu, 18 May 2017 16:45:00 +0200   live5news (en)

PAGELAND, SC (FOX Carolina) - A small earthquake was recorded in South Carolina early Thursday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. The 2.2 magnitude quake was detected just after 2 a.m. The epicenter was three miles southeast of Pageland in Chesterfield County and 42 miles southeast of Charlotte.

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A small earthquake happened overnight southeast of Charlotte
Thu, 18 May 2017 16:40:00 +0200   charlotteobserver (en)

A small earthquake happened overnight in Pageland, S.C., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It measured 2.2 around 2 a.m. and was centered about 3 miles east of the town, which is about an hour southeast of Charlotte. Robert Sanders, a geophysicist with the U.S.

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Police hold South African for trying Everest without permit
Wed, 17 May 2017 10:49:00 +0200   ABCnews (en)

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015 file photo, trekkers rest at Everest Base Camp, Nepal. A South African climber was in police custody in Nepal's capital Wednesday after he attempted to scale Mount Everest without obtaining the mandatory permit, an official said.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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