M 6 in Solomon Islands on 19 Mar 2017 15:43 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: 6.0M
Depth: 4.23 Km
Lat/Lon: -8.1474 , 160.7369
Event Date: 19 Mar 2017 15:43 UTC
Exposed Population: About 94000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us20008t6m
Inserted at: 19 Mar 2017 17:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 6.6 (SLB)

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Solomon Islands ,of Solomon Is. (population 366,000) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
no people
10000 people
27000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1161132 -8.229/160.716 5.6 48.43 4.17 19 Mar 2017 16:07 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1161133 -8.147/160.737 6 4.23 4.17 19 Mar 2017 17:04 01:21 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 3700 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 3700 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 11000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 11000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 90000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 90000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
A'ama Solomon Islands Village5 - 26 km
A'ama Solomon Islands Village5 - 26 km
'Ailali Solomon Islands Village5 - 35 km
'Ailali Solomon Islands Village5 - 35 km
Ato Solomon Islands Village5 - 42 km
Ato Solomon Islands Village5 - 42 km
Gwaunatafu Solomon Islands Village5 - 44 km
Gwaunatafu Solomon Islands Village5 - 44 km
Dala Solomon Islands Village5 - 51 km
Dala Solomon Islands Village5 - 51 km
Fote Solomon Islands Village5 - 56 km
Fote Solomon Islands Village5 - 56 km
Manu Solomon Islands Village5 - 58 km
Manu Solomon Islands Village5 - 58 km
Fokinkorra Solomon Islands Village5 - 64 km
Fokinkorra Solomon Islands Village5 - 64 km
Busukwae Solomon Islands Village5 - 66 km
Busukwae Solomon Islands Village5 - 66 km
Auki Solomon Islands Village5 4200 people 68 km
Auki Solomon Islands Village5 4200 people 68 km
Kunura Solomon Islands Village5 - 78 km
Kunura Solomon Islands Village5 - 78 km
Bina Solomon Islands Village5 - 86 km
Bina Solomon Islands Village5 - 86 km
Kwaimbaambaala Solomon Islands Village5 - 86 km
Kwaimbaambaala Solomon Islands Village5 - 86 km
Malou Solomon Islands Village5 - 102 km
Malou Solomon Islands Village5 - 102 km
Manaba Solomon Islands Village5 - 103 km
Manaba Solomon Islands Village5 - 103 km
Sidu Solomon Islands Village5 - 103 km
Sidu Solomon Islands Village5 - 103 km
Vuluva Solomon Islands Village5 - 105 km
Vuluva Solomon Islands Village5 - 105 km
Tatamba Solomon Islands Village5 - 105 km
Tatamba Solomon Islands Village5 - 105 km
Lokiha Solomon Islands Village5 - 106 km
Lokiha Solomon Islands Village5 - 106 km
Saua Solomon Islands Village5 - 107 km
Saua Solomon Islands Village5 - 107 km
Sepi Solomon Islands Village5 - 109 km
Sepi Solomon Islands Village5 - 109 km
Rara Solomon Islands Village5 - 110 km
Rara Solomon Islands Village5 - 110 km
Baunani Solomon Islands Village5 - 110 km
Baunani Solomon Islands Village5 - 110 km
Kaliala Solomon Islands Village5 - 110 km
Kaliala Solomon Islands Village5 - 110 km
Dhadhaje Solomon Islands Village5 - 111 km
Dhadhaje Solomon Islands Village5 - 111 km
Vatupura Solomon Islands Village5 - 111 km
Vatupura Solomon Islands Village5 - 111 km
Siota Solomon Islands Village5 - 112 km
Siota Solomon Islands Village5 - 112 km
Boromoli Solomon Islands Village5 - 112 km
Boromoli Solomon Islands Village5 - 112 km
Vura Solomon Islands Village5 - 112 km
Vura Solomon Islands Village5 - 112 km
Kombe Solomon Islands Village5 - 114 km
Kombe Solomon Islands Village5 - 114 km
Ghole Solomon Islands Village5 - 114 km
Ghole Solomon Islands Village5 - 114 km
Hanivaivine Solomon Islands Village5 - 114 km
Hanivaivine Solomon Islands Village5 - 114 km
Veranaue Solomon Islands Village5 - 115 km
Veranaue Solomon Islands Village5 - 115 km
Dinare Solomon Islands Village5 - 116 km
Dinare Solomon Islands Village5 - 116 km
Toa Solomon Islands Village5 - 117 km
Toa Solomon Islands Village5 - 117 km
Ghairavu Solomon Islands Village5 - 117 km
Ghairavu Solomon Islands Village5 - 117 km
Abungari Solomon Islands Village5 - 118 km
Abungari Solomon Islands Village5 - 118 km
Nata Solomon Islands Village5 - 119 km
Nata Solomon Islands Village5 - 119 km
Vuturua Solomon Islands Village5 - 119 km
Vuturua Solomon Islands Village5 - 119 km
Tokopigopi Solomon Islands Village5 - 119 km
Tokopigopi Solomon Islands Village5 - 119 km
Small Nagela Solomon Islands Village5 - 121 km
Small Nagela Solomon Islands Village5 - 121 km
Longapolo Solomon Islands Village5 - 122 km
Longapolo Solomon Islands Village5 - 122 km
Taroaniara Solomon Islands Village5 - 122 km
Taroaniara Solomon Islands Village5 - 122 km
Loalonga Solomon Islands Village5 - 122 km
Loalonga Solomon Islands Village5 - 122 km
Gavuhoho Solomon Islands Village5 - 125 km
Gavuhoho Solomon Islands Village5 - 125 km
Kava Solomon Islands Village5 - 130 km
Kava Solomon Islands Village5 - 130 km
Ambuavao Solomon Islands Village5 - 153 km
Ambuavao Solomon Islands Village5 - 153 km
Komukea Solomon Islands Village5 - 153 km
Komukea Solomon Islands Village5 - 153 km
Komuvadha Solomon Islands Village5 - 155 km
Komuvadha Solomon Islands Village5 - 155 km
Tenakea Solomon Islands Village5 - 157 km
Tenakea Solomon Islands Village5 - 157 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Kwai Harbour KWR unknown 0
Kwai Harbour KWR unknown 0
Auki AKS 2 0
Auki AKS 2 0
Atoifi ATD unknown 0
Atoifi ATD unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Auki Harbor Soloman Islands
Auki Harbor Soloman Islands
Tulaghi Harbor Soloman Islands
Tulaghi Harbor Soloman Islands

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