M 5.5 in Fiji on 20 Aug 2018 08:38 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 5.5M
Depth: 527.85 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.2465 , -178.1738
Event Date: 20 Aug 2018 08:38 UTC
Exposed Population: About 2000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000gdt6
Inserted at: 20 Aug 2018 09:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Fiji)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000gdt6 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1225054 0 20 Aug 2018 08:38 5.5M, 527.85km N/A 3 thousand 00:22 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Fiji , of Fiji (population 755,000) . The nearest places are and Levuka.

Radius Population
100 km 2500 people
75 km 1700 people
50 km <1000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Fiji Fiji 750000 people
Tonga Tonga 98000 people
Wallis & Futuna Wallis and Futuna 14000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Levuka Fiji Village6 - 66 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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