M 5.7 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 09 Apr 2018 00:20 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 1139785
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 239.78 Km
Lat/Lon: -57.6528 , -27.8383
Event Date: 09 Apr 2018 00:20 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 09 Apr 2018 00:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000dwpi Scaled population -8  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

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

Tsunamis Could Cause Beach Tourism to Lose Hundreds of Millions of Dol ... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:10:00 +0200.

European tourists are more frequently going to places all over the world with significant tsunami risk, researchers have found. A global tourism destination risk index for tsunamis was released today at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Eur
Geosciences, Vol. 8, Pages 132: Determining Earthquake Susceptible Are ... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:38:00 +0200.

Abstract Located approximately a hundred kilometres north of Java Subduction Zone, Java Island has a complicated geology and geomorphology. The north zone is dominated by the folded area, the centre is dominated by the active volcanic arc a
Tsunamis could cause beach tourism to lose hundreds of millions of dol ... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:21:00 +0200.

Andreas Schaefer, an engineering geophysicist at the Geophysical Institute at KIT, presented the team's findings showing that the equivalent of over 250 million USD (ca. 200 million €) is lost annually to beach economies around the world. B
Hawaii tops the list of beach destinations at risk of tsunami The worl ... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:18:00 +0200.

By Andy Coghlan. Terrified of tsunamis? Maybe cancel those holidays in Hawaii, Bali or Phuket. They’re all among the top 10 major tourist beaches deemed most at risk of the big waves. “Hawaii is number one because of all the tsunamis that c

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 (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),