M 5.3 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 12 Oct 2017 03:12 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
Depth: 30.41 Km
Lat/Lon: -56.3176 , -24.8144
Event Date: 12 Oct 2017 03:12 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000aqkz
Inserted at: 12 Oct 2017 03:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (SGS)

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1183687 0 12 Oct 2017 03:12 5.3M, 30.41km N/A No people affected 00:12 NEIC

Earthquake impact details: population near epicentre

The earthquake happened in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is..

Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands -

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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