M 4.6 in Solomon Islands from 19 May 2017 17:57 UTC to 17:57

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: 4.6M
Depth: 69.46 Km
Lat/Lon: -9.8427 , 159.1539
Event Date: 19 May 2017 17:57 UTC
Exposed Population: About 67000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008tlh
Inserted at: 19 May 2017 18:18 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
1168371 0 19 May 2017 17:57 4.6M, 69.46km N/A 70 thousand 00:20 NEIC
1168481 0 19 May 2017 17:57 4.6M, 47.11km N/A 30 thousand 22:14 NEIC

Exposed population

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.

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

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

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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 83 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Yandina SBXYA Soloman Islands 84 km
Pipisala Bay Soloman Islands 93 km
Honiara SBHIR Soloman Islands 99 km

More information

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