M 6.1 in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on 08 Feb 2020 14:32 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1205768
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 16.12 Km
Lat/Lon: -60.0165 , -25.4811
Event Date: 08 Feb 2020 14:32 UTC
08 Feb 2020 12:32 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 08 Feb 2020 14:55 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Is.)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70007lik Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (42), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),