M 4.9 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 03 Oct 2019 01:55 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 1189245
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 121.03 Km
Lat/Lon: -56.2523 , -27.5311
Event Date: 03 Oct 2019 01:55 UTC
02 Oct 2019 23:55 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 03 Oct 2019 02:41 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70005q41 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

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An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale struck Bristol Island and the South Sandwich Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, reported Xinhua. The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 17:13 (local times), was r
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EU to Ease Restrictions Imposed on Japan Food Products after FukushimaSun, 06 Oct 2019 05:31:00 +0200.

TOKYO – The European Union is planning to ease restrictions on fishery products from Japan imposed after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Kyodo news reported on Saturday. The new agency citing Japanese officials said European Commission
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Seoul to raise worries over contaminated water from Fukushima in Londo ... Sun, 06 Oct 2019 05:07:00 +0200.

South Korea's fishery ministry said Sunday it plans to raise concerns over Japan's plan to release contaminated water from its disabled Fukushima power plant into the sea at a global conference this week. During a London Convention and Prot
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Terremoto de 3,5 grados provoca alarmas y miedo en San FranciscoSun, 06 Oct 2019 02:40:00 +0200.

San Francisco.- Se informó un pequeño terremoto de 3.5 el sábado por la mañana al sur de San Francisco y se sintió en una amplia franja del Área de la Bahía. El epicentro del terremoto fue a una milla de Daly City, a dos millas del sur de S
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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: JRC (34), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),