M 6.1 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 20 Jan 2020 06:51 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 1202535
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 91.29 Km
Lat/Lon: -59.2336 , -26.2748
Event Date: 20 Jan 2020 06:51 UTC
20 Jan 2020 04:51 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2020 08:54 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us60007b5x 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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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

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: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),