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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 - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
  • Depth: 30.41 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Oct 2017 03:12 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Oct 2017 03:25 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()


Known identifiers for this event: us1000aqkz (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 259 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

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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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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