M 5.8 in Australia on 16 Dec 2018 14:26 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -23.327 , 112.4851
Event Date: 16 Dec 2018 14:26 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000iu4a
Inserted at: 16 Dec 2018 15:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Australia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000iu4a Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1241354 0 16 Dec 2018 14:26 5.6M, 10km 4.65 No people affected 00:17 NEIC
1241368 0 16 Dec 2018 14:26 5.8M, 10km 5.25 No people affected 01:08 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 Australia ,of Western Australia (population 1,655,588) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1241354 -23.384/112.452 5.6 10 4.65 16 Dec 2018 14:52 00:26 (new episode)
2 0 1241368 -23.384/112.452 5.6 10 4.65 16 Dec 2018 15:35 01:09 (new episode)
3 0 1241368 -23.327/112.485 5.8 10 5.25 16 Dec 2018 15:36 01:10 (upd of #2)
4 0 1241368 -23.327/112.485 5.8 10 5.25 16 Dec 2018 16:33 02:07 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Western Australia Australia <1000 people
Western Australia Australia 9100 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Gnaraloo Western Australia Australia Village5 - 119 km
Warroora Western Australia Australia Village5 - 135 km
Cardabia Western Australia Australia Village5 - 138 km
Ningaloo Western Australia Australia Village5 - 141 km
Minilya Western Australia Australia Village5 - 163 km
Bullara Western Australia Australia Village5 - 175 km
Manberry Western Australia Australia Village5 - 185 km
Boolathana Western Australia Australia Village5 - 191 km
Boologooro Western Australia Australia Village5 - 192 km
Mia Mia Western Australia Australia Village5 - 200 km
Cooralya Western Australia Australia Village5 - 203 km
Cape Cuvier Western Australia Australia Village5 - 137 km
Quobba Western Australia Australia Village5 - 151 km
Giralia Western Australia Australia Village5 - 206 km
Learmonth Western Australia Australia Village5 - 206 km
Marilla Western Australia Australia Village5 - 206 km
Carnarvon Western Australia Australia Village4 7200 people 210 km
Winning Western Australia Australia Village5 - 211 km
Brickhouse Western Australia Australia Village5 - 212 km
Wandagee Western Australia Australia Village5 - 217 km
Exmouth Western Australia Australia City - 229 km
Hill Springs Western Australia Australia Village5 - 231 km
Middalya Western Australia Australia Village5 - 242 km
Mardathuna Western Australia Australia Village5 - 245 km
Callagiddy Western Australia Australia Village5 - 246 km
Meeragoolia Western Australia Australia Village5 - 247 km
Yanrey Western Australia Australia Village5 - 254 km
Doorawarrah Western Australia Australia Village5 - 256 km
Nyang Western Australia Australia Village5 - 264 km
Towera Western Australia Australia Village5 - 270 km
Ellavalla Western Australia Australia Village5 - 274 km
Williambury Western Australia Australia Village5 - 278 km
Binthalya Western Australia Australia Village5 - 282 km
Lyndon Western Australia Australia Village5 - 284 km
Edagee Western Australia Australia Village5 - 286 km
Koordarrie Western Australia Australia Village5 - 286 km
Moogooree Western Australia Australia Village5 - 287 km
Marron Western Australia Australia Village5 - 295 km
Glenroy Western Australia Australia Village5 - 296 km
Mooka Western Australia Australia Village5 - 297 km
Peron Western Australia Australia Village5 - 300 km
Minderoo Western Australia Australia Village5 - 301 km
Uaroo Western Australia Australia Village5 - 302 km
Yalbalga Western Australia Australia Village5 - 303 km
Wahroonga Western Australia Australia Village5 - 308 km
Maroonah Western Australia Australia Village5 - 313 km
The Range Western Australia Australia Village5 - 322 km
Nanutarra Western Australia Australia Village5 - 322 km
Wooramel Western Australia Australia Village5 - 323 km
Mangaroon Western Australia Australia Village5 - 327 km
Jimba Jimba Western Australia Australia Village5 - 329 km
Minnie Creek Western Australia Australia Village5 - 335 km
Gascoyne Junction Western Australia Australia Village5 - 336 km
Mt Minnie Western Australia Australia Village5 no people 338 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)
Exmouth Gulf EXM unknown 0
Learmonth LEA 6 Mil. Paved Yes 9900
Carnarvon CVQ 4 Civ. Paved Yes 5500
Shark Bay MJK 34 Priv. Paved No 5500
Gascoyne Junction GSC unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Maud Landing Coral Sea Islands
Cape Cuvier Coral Sea Islands
Exmouth AUPEX Coral Sea Islands
Learmonth Coral Sea Islands
Carnarvon AUCVQ Coral Sea Islands
Port Exmouth Coral Sea Islands

More information

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