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M 5.5 in Antarctica on 14 Apr 2018 08:17 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000e04n
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -61.3868, -36.8574
  • Time (UTC): 14 Apr 2018 08:17:20
  • Time (ECT): 14 Apr 2018 10:17:20
  • INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 ()

Event time line

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Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1206740 -61.386800/-36.857400 5.5 10 0 14 Apr 2018 08:17 14 Apr 2018 08:36 00:19 (new episode)
2 0.01 1206740 -61.386800/-36.857400 5.5 10 0 14 Apr 2018 08:17 14 Apr 2018 10:19 02:02 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone.

The alertlevel for this event is GREEN


Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people

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