M 5.6 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 05 Dec 2021 18:26 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 1300146
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 39.41 Km
Lat/Lon: -59.8917 , -29.3125
Event Date: 05 Dec 2021 18:26 UTC
05 Dec 2021 16:26 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 06 Dec 2021 17:10 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000g9bb Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),