M 6.1 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 14 Aug 2018 03:29 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 1153665
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: -58.1107 , -25.2588
Event Date: 14 Aug 2018 03:29 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 14 Aug 2018 03:52 UTC


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000g8kf Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (37), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),