M 4.9 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 20 Jan 2022 07:44 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 1306723
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: -57.2654 , -25.2069
Event Date: 20 Jan 2022 07:44 UTC
20 Jan 2022 05:44 Local
Exposed Population:
No people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2022 08:07 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gdh2 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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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: 447 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

Tonga volcano: 84% of population affected by ash fall and tsunami2022-01-24T07:43+0100.

The Tongan government has said that as many as 84% of its 105,000 population had been affected by ash fall and a tsunami triggered by an underwater volcanic eruption. Tsunami waves triggered by the volcano swept Tonga last week, destroying
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Tonga volcano: 84% of population affected by ash fall and tsunami2022-01-24T07:36+0100.

The Tongan government has said that as many as 84% of its 105,000 population had been affected by ash fall and a tsunami triggered by an underwater volcanic eruption. Tsunami waves triggered by the volcano swept Tonga last week, destroying
...(more)
Tonga volcano: 84% of population affected by ash fall and tsunami2022-01-24T07:30+0100.

The three victims have been identified as Lataimaumi Lauaki a 49-year-old woman from Nomuka, Telai Tetu'ila, a 65-year-old man from Mango, and British national Angela Glover, 50, whose death was confirmed by her family last week. The lat
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CYCLONES THREAT: CROPS INSURANCE UPTAKE LOW2022-01-24T07:17+0100.

MBABANE A serious cause for concern. While there are threats of cyclones, reports suggest the figures for farmers with crops insurance cover still do make for riveting reading. This past Thursday, this publication reported that a prediction
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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: EC-JRC (42), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),