M 6 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 25 Jan 2022 01:24 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 1307405
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.0M
Depth: 11 Km
Lat/Lon: -55.3588 , -28.7401
Event Date: 25 Jan 2022 01:24 UTC
24 Jan 2022 23:24 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 27 Jan 2022 05:09 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
us7000gery Scaled population (raster) 0  
  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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Meteo assessment
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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.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 239 | About casualties: 13 | Last hour: 0

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The map showing the epicentre of the 5.9 earthquake recorded this afternoon. Image: SUPPLIED. A 5.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded this afternoon in the Yasawa region. The Seismology Unit of the Mineral Resources department said the e
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Tsunami models underestimated shockwave from Tonga eruption2022-01-29T00:25+0100.

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes. LONDON — The volcanic eruption in Tonga this month unleashed an atmospheric shockwave that radiated out at close to the speed of sound, pushing large waves across the Pacific to the shores of Japan and Peru
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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, on Satur ... 2022-01-28T23:58+0100.

28 Jan 22:49 UTC First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 3 minutes. 28 Jan 22:51 : Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8. 28 Jan 22:53 : Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 196.7 to 211.2 km (from 122 to 1
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),