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Mw 4.6 Earthquake, Green alert in Solomon Islands on 19 May 2017 17:57 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 4.6M, Depth:69.46km
  • from 19 May 2017 17:57 UTC to 17:57
  • About 67822 people within 100km
  • inserted at 19 May 2017 18:18:04

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 69.46 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us10008tlh
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -9.8427, 159.1539
  • Time (UTC): 19 May 2017 17:57:54
  • Time (ECT): 19 May 2017 19:57:54

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Solomon Islands , of Solomon Is. (population 366,000) . The nearest places are Chochokiki, Konggau, Kau, Hoverihi, Lamuas, Ouitcho, Takatakati, Koraga, Tangarare, Ghaningangao, and Honiara.

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 67000 people
75 km 15000 people
50 km no 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

See complete places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chochokiki Solomon Islands Village5 - 61 km
Konggau Solomon Islands Village5 - 61 km
Kau Solomon Islands Village5 - 62 km
Hoverihi Solomon Islands Village5 - 62 km
Lamuas Solomon Islands Village5 - 63 km
Ouitcho Solomon Islands Village5 - 63 km
Takatakati Solomon Islands Village5 - 64 km
Koraga Solomon Islands Village5 - 64 km
Tangarare Solomon Islands Village5 - 65 km
Ghaningangao Solomon Islands Village5 - 67 km
Haliupai Solomon Islands Village5 - 68 km
Chapunamo Solomon Islands Village5 - 69 km
Honiara Solomon Islands Capital 55000 people 99 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
Yandina XYA unknown 0 83 km
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Yandina SBXYA Soloman Islands 84 km
Pipisala Bay Soloman Islands 93 km
Honiara SBHIR Soloman Islands 99 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 1168371
1 realtime 2017-05-19 20:23:23 70 thousand No people affected 2.44 0
  Earthquake 186231
0 realtime 2017-05-19 20:23:23 70 thousand No people affected 2.44 0
 
 
Episode 1168481
1 realtime 2017-05-20 18:12:14 30 thousand No people affected 2.44 0
  Earthquake 186341
0 realtime 2017-05-20 18:12:14 30 thousand No people affected 2.44 0
 
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IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1168371

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1168371
1 realtime 2017-05-19 20:23:23 70 thousand 2.44 0
  Earthquake 186231
0 realtime 2017-05-19 20:23:23 70 thousand No people affected 2.44 0
Close
19 May 2017 17:57 4.6M, 69.46km N/A 70 thousand 00:20 NEIC NEIC
1168481

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1168481
1 realtime 2017-05-20 18:12:14 30 thousand 2.44 0
  Earthquake 186341
0 realtime 2017-05-20 18:12:14 30 thousand No people affected 2.44 0
Close
19 May 2017 17:57 4.6M, 47.11km N/A 30 thousand 22:14 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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