M 4.9 in Solomon Islands on 19 May 2017 14:31 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: 4.9M
Depth: 19 Km
Lat/Lon: -9.2971 , 158.8992
Event Date: 19 May 2017 14:31 UTC
Exposed Population: About 30000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008tjx
Inserted at: 19 May 2017 14:54 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
1168360 0 19 May 2017 14:31 4.9M, 19km N/A 30 thousand 00:22 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Solomon Islands , of Solomon Is. (population 366,000) . The nearest places are and Yandina.

Radius Population
100 km 30000 people
75 km 8300 people
50 km 8200 people
20 km no 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
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 130000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Yandina Solomon Islands Village5 - 45 km

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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
Yandina XYA unknown 0 42 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Yandina SBXYA Soloman Islands 41 km
Pipisala Bay Soloman Islands 42 km

More information

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