M 5.9 in North Atlantic Ocean on 27 Jul 2017 17:53 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.3812 , -49.3682
Event Date: 27 Jul 2017 17:53 UTC
27 Jul 2017 14:53 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000a1uk
Inserted at: 27 Jul 2017 18:16 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000a1uk Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1175547 0 27 Jul 2017 17:53 5.9M, 10km N/A N/A (in MMI>=VII) 00:22 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
no people
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1175547 13.381/-49.368 5.9 10 0 27 Jul 2017 18:17 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1175547 13.381/-49.368 5.9 10 0 27 Jul 2017 19:56 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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