M 5.5 in Antarctica on 07 Feb 2020 18:52 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 1205643
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -59.4206 , -60.2514
Event Date: 07 Feb 2020 18:52 UTC
07 Feb 2020 14:52 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI V
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 08 Feb 2020 16:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Antarctica)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70007l2h 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: 3 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

New Research Reveals Violent Birth of Continent ZealandiaMon, 10 Feb 2020 18:04:00 +0100.

— Earth’s seventh continent — experienced dramatic elevation changes between about 50 million and 35 million years ago, according to a new analysis of samples collected during the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 371
...(more)
Deformation of Zealandia, Earth's Hidden continent, linked to forging ... Sun, 09 Feb 2020 14:47:00 +0100.

Since the 1970s the prevailing scientific wisdom has been that Zealandia's unusually low profile is due to the thinning of its crust as it separated from Gondwana, the ancient supercontinent that included Antarctica and Australia, around 85
...(more)
Deformation of Zealandia, Earth's Hidden continent, linked to forging ... Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:45:00 +0100.

Since the 1970s the prevailing scientific wisdom has been that Zealandia's unusually low profile is due to the thinning of its crust as it separated from Gondwana, the ancient supercontinent that included Antarctica and Australia, around 85
...(more)

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),