M 5.6 Off-shore on 31 May 2024 08:35 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: 53.2 Km
Lat/Lon: -59.6227 , -26.4517
Event Date: 31 May 2024 08:35 UTC
31 May 2024 06:35 Local
Exposed Population:
Source: NEIC us7000mp5r
Inserted at: 31 May 2024 08:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000mp5r Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1574038 0 31 May 2024 08:35 5.6M, 53.2km 4.07 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 00:22 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.. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1574038 -26.452/-59.623 5.6 53.2 4.068 31 May 2024 09:02 00:27 (new episode)
2 0 1574038 -26.452/-59.623 5.6 53.2 4.065 31 May 2024 10:41 02:06 (upd of #1)
3 0 1574038 -26.452/-59.623 5.6 53.2 4.067 01 Jun 2024 09:40 1d 01:05 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands no people
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands no people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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