M 4.6 in Samoa 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: 62.23 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.6789 , -173.0324
Event Date: 19 May 2017 17:57 UTC
Exposed Population: About 1000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008tlj
Inserted at: 19 May 2017 18:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (WSM)

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
1168375 0 19 May 2017 17:57 4.6M, 62.23km N/A 1 thousand 00:35 NEIC
1168479 0 19 May 2017 17:57 4.7M, 64.13km N/A 1 thousand 21:47 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Samoa , of Samoa (population 159,000) .

Radius Population
100 km 1000 people
75 km no 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
Samoa Samoa 150000 people
American Samoa American Samoa 53000 people
Tonga Tonga 98000 people
Wallis & Futuna Wallis and Futuna 14000 people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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