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Mw 6 Earthquake, Green alert in Solomon Islands on 19 Mar 2017 15:43 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6M, Depth:4.23km
  • on 19 Mar 2017 15:43 UTC
  • About 94735 people within 100km
  • inserted at 19 Mar 2017 17:03:07

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6 M
  • Depth: 4.23 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 40 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC us20008t6m
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -8.1474, 160.7369
  • Time (UTC): 19 Mar 2017 15:43:25
  • Time (ECT): 19 Mar 2017 16:43:25

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Solomon Islands , of Solomon Is. (population 366,000) . The nearest places are Afusalo, A'ama, 'Ailali, Alite'au, Ato, Gwaunatafu, Dala, Ageraba, Fote, Manu, and Auki.

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 94000 people
75 km 76000 people
50 km 36000 people
20 km 4700 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people

Affected Populated Places

See complete places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Afusalo Solomon Islands Village6 - 24 km
A'ama Solomon Islands Village5 - 26 km
'Ailali Solomon Islands Village5 - 35 km
Alite'au Solomon Islands Village6 - 36 km
Ato Solomon Islands Village5 - 42 km
Gwaunatafu Solomon Islands Village5 - 44 km
Dala Solomon Islands Village5 - 51 km
Ageraba Solomon Islands Village6 - 51 km
Fote Solomon Islands Village5 - 56 km
Manu Solomon Islands Village5 - 58 km
Fokinkorra Solomon Islands Village5 - 64 km
Busukwae Solomon Islands Village5 - 66 km
Auki Solomon Islands Village5 4200 people 68 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Kwai Harbour KWR unknown 0 46 km
Auki AKS 2 0 62 km
Atoifi ATD unknown 0 86 km
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Auki Harbor Soloman Islands 63 km

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
 
 
Episode 1161132
1 realtime 2017-03-19 17:06:19 110 thousand 20 thousand 2.44 0
  Earthquake 179054
0.32 realtime 2017-03-19 17:06:19 110 thousand 20 thousand 2.44 0
 
Episode 1161133
1 realtime 2017-03-19 18:03:20 90 thousand 5 thousand 2.44 0
  Earthquake 179055
0.33 realtime 2017-03-19 18:03:20 90 thousand 5 thousand 2.44 0
 
Close
IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1161132

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1161132
1 realtime 2017-03-19 17:06:19 110 thousand 2.44 0
  Earthquake 179054
0.32 realtime 2017-03-19 17:06:19 110 thousand 20 thousand 2.44 0
Close
19 Mar 2017 15:43 5.6M, 48.43km 4.17 110 thousand 00:22 NEIC NEIC
1161133

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1161133
1 realtime 2017-03-19 18:03:20 90 thousand 2.44 0
  Earthquake 179055
0.33 realtime 2017-03-19 18:03:20 90 thousand 5 thousand 2.44 0
Close
19 Mar 2017 15:43 6M, 4.23km 4.17 90 thousand 01:19 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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