M 5.9 in Solomon Islands on 13 Jan 2018 11:24 UTC

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: 5.9M
Depth: 23.5 Km
Lat/Lon: -11.1957 , 163.0205
Event Date: 13 Jan 2018 11:24 UTC
Exposed Population: About 3000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000cj9r
Inserted at: 13 Jan 2018 11:45 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
1194157 0.01 13 Jan 2018 11:24 5.9M, 23.5km 3.96 4 thousand 00:20 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Solomon Islands , of Solomon Is. (population 366,000) .

Radius Population
100 km 3500 people
75 km 1100 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

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
Santa Ana NNB unknown 0 73 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Cape Surville Soloman Islands 81 km

More information

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