M 6.5 in W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia on 08 Dec 2017 00:22 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: 6.5M
Depth: 13.71 Km
Lat/Lon: 10.1223 , 140.2084
Event Date: 08 Dec 2017 00:22 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000c1wt
Inserted at: 08 Dec 2017 02:29 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 ()

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people
no people
no people
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1190378 10.146/140.205 6.5 7.48 5.03 08 Dec 2017 00:42 00:19 (new episode)
2 0.01 1190378 10.146/140.205 6.5 7.48 5.03 08 Dec 2017 02:26 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0.01 1190388 10.146/140.205 6.5 7.48 5.03 08 Dec 2017 02:29 02:06 (new episode)
4 0.01 1190388 10.122/140.208 6.5 13.71 5.6 08 Dec 2017 02:29 02:06 (upd of #3)
5 0.01 1190388 10.116/140.22 6.4 12.79 5.29 10 Dec 2017 00:41 2d 00:18 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Colonia Micronesia Micronesia Village5 2000 people 238 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)
Ulithi ULI 2 0
Yap International YAP 28 Civ. Paved Yes 6000

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Fais Micronesia
Colonia Micronesia

More information

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