M 5.6 in South Atlantic Ocean on 09 Aug 2018 16:53 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: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -33.3863 , 2.5037
Event Date: 09 Aug 2018 16:53 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000g5wh
Inserted at: 09 Aug 2018 17:15 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 ()

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1223271 -33.386/2.504 5.6 10 0 09 Aug 2018 17:16 00:22 (new episode)
2 0.01 1223271 -33.386/2.504 5.6 10 0 09 Aug 2018 18:56 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0.01 1223271 -33.349/2.484 5.6 10 0 10 Aug 2018 16:49 23:55 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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