M 5.6 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 09 Jul 2017 05:57 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 67.98 km
Lat/Lon: -56.0972 , -27.7008
Event Date: 09 Jul 2017 05:57 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 09 Jul 2017 06:20 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (SGS)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 382 | About casualties: 20 | Last hour: 0

Quake hits off North Korea but experts rule out nuke test
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:27:00 +0200.

SEOUL, South Korea A magnitude 5.9 earthquake off North Korea early Thursday jolted watchers of the country’s weapons development but experts say it was not caused by a nuclear test. Analysts say North Korea needs to conduct another atomic
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زلزال بقوة 6.7 درجة يضرب سواحل غينيا الجديدة
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:26:00 +0200.

قالت هيئة المسح الجيولوجى الأمريكية، اليوم الخميس، إن زلزالا شدته 6.7 درجة هز المنطقة البحرية الواقعة قبالة بلدة رابول في بابوا غينيا الجديدة بجنوب المحيط الهادي. وذكرت وسائل إعلامية، أنه لم يعرف حتى الآن عدد الأضرار أو ضحايا التي حدثتجراء
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Terremoto di magnitudo 6,4 ha colpito la Papua Nuova Guinea
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:25:00 +0200.

Sidney, 13 lug. (askanews) - Un terremoto di magnitudo 6,4 ha colpito la Papua Nuova Guinea. Nessun allarme tsunami è stato lanciato in seguito alla potente scossa. Il sisma è stato registrato a 46 chilometri di profondità nei pressi della
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Scossa magnitudo 5,9 in Nordcorea, ma Seoul esclude test nucleare
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:25:00 +0200.

Seoul, 13 lug. (askanews) - Un terremoto sottomarino di magnitudo 5,9 sulla scala Richter è stato registrato al largo della costa della Corea del Nord, ma non è stato provocato da un test nucleare. Lo ha indicato la stampa di Seoul. Il sism
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (36), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),