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M 4.6 in Solomon Islands from 19 May 2017 17:57 UTC to 17:57
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

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  • 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

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
1168371 0

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1168371
1 realtime 2017-05-19 20:23:23 70 thousand 0
  Earthquake 186231
0 realtime 2017-05-19 20:23:23 70 thousand No people affected 0
Close
19 May 2017 17:57 4.6M, 69.46km N/A 70 thousand 00:20 NEIC NEIC
1168481 0

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1168481
1 realtime 2017-05-20 18:12:14 30 thousand 0
  Earthquake 186341
0 realtime 2017-05-20 18:12:14 30 thousand No people affected 0
Close
19 May 2017 17:57 4.6M, 47.11km N/A 30 thousand 22:14 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

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

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.

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
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.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Yandina XYA unknown 0 83 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Yandina SBXYA Soloman Islands 84 km
Pipisala Bay Soloman Islands 93 km
Honiara SBHIR Soloman Islands 99 km

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