M 6.5 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands from 26 Jul 2020 00:53 UTC to 00:54

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: 6.5M
Depth: 33 Km
Lat/Lon: -60.939 , -25.312
Event Date: 26 Jul 2020 00:54 UTC
25 Jul 2020 22:54 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: PTWC pt20208000
Inserted at: 26 Jul 2020 01:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.)


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
PTWC 0 0 0
pt20208000 Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 earthquake 1 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 earthquake 0      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1323305 0 26 Jul 2020 00:54 6.5M, 33km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:12 PTWC
1323310 0 26 Jul 2020 00:53 6.3M, 10km 3.23 No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:20 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

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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