M 5.5 in East Of South Sandwich Islands on 11 Jan 2021 19:44 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 1251181
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -58.0268 , -9.9507
Event Date: 11 Jan 2021 19:44 UTC
11 Jan 2021 18:44 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Jan 2021 15:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d7hn Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 167 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

11:11 Earthquake kills 42 people and injures over 600 in IndonesiaFri, 15 Jan 2021 17:35:00 +0100.

Jakarta, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) A 6.2-magnitude earthqauke on Richter's scale struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, killing at least 42 people and injuring over 600. The National Search and Rescue Agency revealed that the ear
1st LD Writethru: 5.3-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's...Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:23:00 +0100.

TOKYO, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 on Friday struck off Japan's Mie Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). The temblor occurred at around 10:39 p.m. local time, with its epicenter at a
Un séisme ébranle l'île indonésienne de CélèbesFri, 15 Jan 2021 13:35:00 +0100.

(Agence Ecofin) - Dans la nuit de ce vendredi 15 janvier, l'île de Célèbes en Indonésie, située à 300 kilomètres à l'est de Bornéo, a été secouée par un tremblement de terre. Ce fort séisme a déjà fait plus de 34 victimes selon le bilan pro
Taiwan offers to help following Indonesia's deadly quakeFri, 15 Jan 2021 09:01:00 +0100.

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Taiwan's government is willing to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of a deadly earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi early Friday, the Presidential Office said that day. Presidential Offic

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (44), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (1), INFORM (1),