M 5.5 in Antarctica on 24 Jan 2021 12:14 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 1252927
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -61.778 , -55.3732
Event Date: 24 Jan 2021 12:14 UTC
24 Jan 2021 08:14 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI V
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 24 Jan 2021 12:51 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000d2wh Scaled population (vector) 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, 2021. 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: 178 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Desde fines de agosto del año pasado, a través de sensores sísmicos y tecnologías satelitales, se han detectado más de 30 mil sismos en el Continente Blanco. Junto a este fenómeno, se identificó un importante incremento de la tasa de deform
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El SHOA de la Armada de Chile activa protocolo de tsunami en la Antárt ... Wed, 27 Jan 2021 13:22:00 +0100.

Sistema Nacional de Alarma de Maremotos El SHOA de la Armada de Chile activa protocolo de tsunami en la Antártica por terremoto El organismo en menos de cinco minutos fue capaz de evaluar y difundir los niveles de amenaza del evento sísmico
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Surprise alleged meteorite fall in ChileMon, 25 Jan 2021 20:18:00 +0100.

Citizens in Chile experienced moments of panic when registering these natural and astronomical phenomena | 01/25/2021 | ionicons-v5-c11: 47 | Patricia Agüero | Chile.- Last weekend the citizens in Chile they lived moments of panic, after ha
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Chile: pánico por error en alerta de tsunami tras terremoto en la Antá ... Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:21:00 +0100.

25/01/2021 Chile: pánico por error en alerta de tsunami tras terremoto en la Antártida. El mensaje pedía evacuar las zonas costeras y provocó que miles de personas huyeran de las playas, subieran cerros e incluso intentaron huir en auto de
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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.
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 (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),