M 6.1 in South Africa on 26 Sep 2020 17:10 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 1236955
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -48.0314 , 31.7636
Event Date: 26 Sep 2020 17:10 UTC
26 Sep 2020 19:10 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI V
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 27 Sep 2020 17:14 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (South Africa)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000c1np 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, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 72 | About casualties: 34 | Last hour: 0

LIPI renforce le potentiel de tsunami de 20 mètres: il est certain que ... Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:08:00 +0200.

Des tremblements de terre et des tsunamis géants se répéteront dans les chemins de support de plaques. SuaraJakarta.id – L’Institut indonésien des sciences ou LIPI renforce les potentiels de recherche tsunami 20 mètres au sud de l’île de Ja
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Strong tremor felt last night as moderate earthquake hits Maltese isla ... Wed, 30 Sep 2020 09:18:00 +0200.

A strong tremor was felt throughout various localities around the Maltese islands as a moderate earthquake hit the Maltese islands with the epicentre located towards the south of Filfla. It was around 3.01am this morning when the tremor whi
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Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 millionWed, 30 Sep 2020 07:42:00 +0200.

After the virus killed the 27-year-old Chaudhary in late July, his mother wept inconsolably. With her son gone, Premlata Chaudhary said, how could she go on living? Three weeks later, on Aug. 18, the virus took her life, too — yet another n
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I would class this as the greatest crime against humanity mankind has ... Wed, 30 Sep 2020 04:59:00 +0200.

“It’s our brothers, our sisters. It’s people we know,” he added. “And if you don’t have that human factor right in your face, it’s very easy to make it abstract.” The bleak milestone, recorded on Monday in the U.S. by Johns Hopkins Universi
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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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 (43), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),