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M 4.8 in Solomon Islands on 19 May 2017 16:49 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 31.64 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us10008tkx
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -9.2543, 158.8821
  • Time (UTC): 19 May 2017 16:49:42
  • Time (ECT): 19 May 2017 18:49:42

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1168367 0

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1168367
1 realtime 2017-05-19 19:12:13 30 thousand 0
  Earthquake 186227
0 realtime 2017-05-19 19:12:13 30 thousand No people affected 0
19 May 2017 16:49 4.8M, 31.64km N/A 30 thousand 00:22 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details


Population near epicenter
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

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

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 130000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Yandina Solomon Islands Village5 - 44 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Yandina XYA unknown 0 41 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Pipisala Bay Soloman Islands 40 km
Yandina SBXYA Soloman Islands 40 km

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