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M 5.3 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 12 Oct 2017 03:12 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

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  • Articles: 259
  • Articles about casualties: 1 (0.4%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

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The headlines below have been automatically extracted by the Europe Media Monitor.

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Flying south? Where to vacation and where to avoid in the aftermath of natural disasters
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 21:25:00 +0200   CBC (en)

AMA Travel warns vacationers not to risk voiding travel insurance by ignoring advisories. A tourist soaks in a pool at a resort in Varadero, Cuba. Hotels in the area have reopened, while other destinations in Cuba remain battered by recent hurricanes.

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Flying south? Where to vacation and where to avoid in the aftermath of natural disasters
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:55:00 +0200   CBC (en)

With so many popular tourist destinations hit hard by hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes in recent weeks, the Alberta Motor Association's travel experts are warning sunseekers to do their research before hopping on a flight. Travel insurance becomes null and void in places where there's a....

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Small quake rattles North Korea nuclear testing grounds, not manmade - South Korea
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:18:00 +0200   euronews-en (en)

SEOUL (Reuters) – A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea’s nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea’s weather agency said on Friday, the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September. Friday’s quake was a magnitude 2.

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Small quake rattles North Korea nuclear testing grounds, not manmade: South Korea
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:17:00 +0200   business-times (en)

[SEOUL] A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea's nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea's weather agency said on Friday, the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September. Friday's quake was a magnitude 2.

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Small quake rattles North Korea nuclear testing grounds, not man-made: South Korea
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:49:00 +0200   straitstimesSG (en)

SEOUL (REUTERS) - A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea's nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be man-made, South Korea's weather agency said on Friday (Oct 13), the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September. Friday's quake was a magnitude 2.

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Small quake rattles North Korea nuclear testing grounds, not manmade: South Korea
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:42:00 +0200   reuters (en)

SEOUL (Reuters) - A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea’s nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea’s weather agency said on Friday, the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September. Friday’s quake was a magnitude 2.

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.