M 6 in Solomon Islands on 19 Mar 2017 15:43 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.0M
Depth: 4.23 Km
Lat/Lon: -8.1474 , 160.7369
Event Date: 19 Mar 2017 15:43 UTC
Exposed Population: About 94000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us20008t6m
Inserted at: 19 Mar 2017 17:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 6.6 (SLB)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1161132 0.32 19 Mar 2017 15:43 5.6M, 48.43km 4.17 110 thousand 00:22 NEIC
1161133 0.33 19 Mar 2017 15:43 6M, 4.23km 4.17 90 thousand 01:19 NEIC

Exposed population

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.

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

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

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

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

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Auki Harbor Soloman Islands 63 km

More information

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