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 (Solomon Is.)

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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

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1194157 -11.196/163.02 5.9 23.5 3.96 13 Jan 2018 11:47 00:23 (new episode)
2 0.01 1194157 -11.196/163.02 5.9 23.5 3.96 13 Jan 2018 13:28 02:03 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands <1000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 21000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Santa Ana I Solomon Islands Village5 - 71 km
Nafinotoga Solomon Islands Village5 - 72 km
Ragapu Solomon Islands Village5 - 72 km
Ghupuna Solomon Islands Village5 - 73 km
Fageifa Solomon Islands Village5 - 83 km
Mami Solomon Islands Village5 - 85 km
Star Harb Solomon Islands Village5 - 88 km
Geta Solomon Islands Village5 - 89 km
Funakumwa Solomon Islands Village5 - 92 km
Mwarairaru Solomon Islands Village5 - 94 km
Nasuragena Solomon Islands Village5 - 95 km
Mwaniwowo Solomon Islands Village5 - 95 km
Tawarogha Solomon Islands Village5 - 96 km
Maniborkosi Solomon Islands Village5 - 100 km
Napasiwai Solomon Islands Village5 - 108 km
Naana Solomon Islands Village5 - 109 km
Nanepe Solomon Islands Village5 - 113 km
Naparaohau Solomon Islands Village5 - 114 km
Naparasusu Solomon Islands Village5 - 115 km
Naganea Solomon Islands Village5 - 115 km
Iaruraha Solomon Islands Village5 - 115 km
Napurongo Solomon Islands Village5 - 117 km
Nakuhu Solomon Islands Village5 - 118 km
Narano Solomon Islands Village5 - 119 km
Manegohere Solomon Islands Village5 - 123 km
Namaturi Solomon Islands Village5 - 124 km
Ngagatari Solomon Islands Village5 - 124 km
Nahahau Solomon Islands Village5 - 125 km
Naparaoinawa Solomon Islands Village5 - 128 km
Manakia Solomon Islands Village5 - 129 km
Paa Solomon Islands Village5 - 129 km
Hauraha Solomon Islands Village5 - 129 km
Wainaworasi Solomon Islands Village5 - 131 km
Wango Solomon Islands Village5 - 132 km
Namakohigho Solomon Islands Village5 - 133 km
Maniate Solomon Islands Village5 - 133 km
Tawasu Solomon Islands Village5 - 134 km
Wakora Solomon Islands Village5 - 136 km
Manewiriwiri Solomon Islands Village5 - 138 km
Narohei Solomon Islands Village5 - 139 km
Mehale Solomon Islands Village5 - 140 km
Maraone Solomon Islands Village5 - 140 km
Okeoke Solomon Islands Village5 - 141 km
Raa Solomon Islands Village5 - 141 km
Wugiroga Solomon Islands Village5 - 143 km
Bweinaniawarikiapu Solomon Islands Village5 - 144 km
Na Wosi Solomon Islands Village5 - 144 km
Geigei Solomon Islands Village5 - 145 km
Tawani Solomon Islands Village5 - 145 km
Maniga Solomon Islands Village5 - 146 km
Arohane Solomon Islands Village5 - 147 km
Taraoto Solomon Islands Village5 - 148 km
Manihinua Solomon Islands Village5 - 149 km
Ngorangora Solomon Islands Village5 - 149 km
Manchuki Solomon Islands Village5 - 151 km
Mwanimauru Solomon Islands Village5 - 152 km
Apurahe Solomon Islands Village5 - 154 km
Panuha Solomon Islands Village5 - 156 km
Waimapuru Solomon Islands Village5 - 157 km
Kaonasughu Solomon Islands Village5 - 162 km
Pamua Solomon Islands Village5 - 165 km
Kaokaona Solomon Islands Village5 - 171 km
Sungasau Solomon Islands Village5 - 172 km
Tawarodo Solomon Islands Village5 - 172 km
Hulihale Solomon Islands Village5 - 173 km
Suenn Solomon Islands Village5 - 175 km
Bio I Solomon Islands Village5 - 178 km
Umara Solomon Islands Village5 - 178 km
Fagani Solomon Islands Village5 - 180 km
Apaoro Solomon Islands Village5 - 181 km
Manewaro Solomon Islands Village5 - 186 km
Wango Solomon Islands Village5 - 188 km
Tetere Solomon Islands Village5 - 190 km
Bia Solomon Islands Village5 - 192 km
Etamarorai Solomon Islands Village5 - 193 km
Ahia Solomon Islands Village5 - 194 km
Mwarada Solomon Islands Village5 - 195 km
Onehatare Solomon Islands Village5 - 195 km
Sioduru Solomon Islands Village5 - 196 km
Ulawa I Solomon Islands Village5 - 197 km
Su'utaluhia Solomon Islands Village5 - 199 km
Asimaenioha Solomon Islands Village5 - 199 km
Suuruaharau Solomon Islands Village5 - 199 km
Ngorangora Solomon Islands Village5 - 201 km
Taheramo Solomon Islands Village5 - 202 km
Heuru Solomon Islands Village5 - 206 km
Oneoia Solomon Islands Village5 - 206 km
Maneoura Solomon Islands Village5 - 207 km
Maranu'u Solomon Islands Village5 - 208 km
Huro Solomon Islands Village5 - 211 km
Tarosi Solomon Islands Village5 - 217 km
Hada Solomon Islands Village5 - 218 km
Saa Solomon Islands Village5 - 228 km
Palasuu Solomon Islands Village5 - 233 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)
Santa Ana NNB unknown 0
Kirakira IRA 2 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Cape Surville Soloman Islands
Kira Kira Soloman Islands

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