M 5.6 in Russia on 20 Dec 2018 17:19 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: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 55.0684 , 164.867
Event Date: 20 Dec 2018 17:19 UTC
Exposed Population: About 600 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000ivge
Inserted at: 20 Dec 2018 17:38 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.6 (Russia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000ivge Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1241866 0 20 Dec 2018 17:19 5.6M, 10km 4.1 Few people affected 00:18 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 Russian Federation ,of Kamchatskaya oblast' (population -99,999) . 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 1241866 55.068/164.867 5.6 10 4.05 20 Dec 2018 17:40 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1241866 55.068/164.867 5.6 10 4.05 20 Dec 2018 19:23 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1241866 55.082/164.895 5.6 10 4.1 20 Dec 2018 22:40 05:21 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Kamchatskaya oblast' Russian Federation <1000 people
Kamchatskaya oblast' Russian Federation <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Nikolskoye Kamchatskaya Russia Village4 <1000 people 72 km
Severnoye Kamchatskaya Russia Village5 - 75 km
Sarannove Kamchatskaya Russia Village5 - 83 km
Krutoberegovo Kamchatskaya Russia Village5 - 190 km
Tonkiy Kamchatskaya Russia Village5 - 192 km
Kultuk Kamchatskaya Russia Village5 - 196 km
Ust-kamchatsk Kamchatskaya Russia Village4 4800 people 199 km
Nikolayevka Kamchatskaya Russia Village5 - 211 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)
Ust Kamchatsk-Krutoberegovo 12 0
Ust Kamchatsk 5 0
Yelovka 244 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Nikol Skoye Russia
Nikolskoye Russia
Myedhi Island Russia
Ust Kamchatsk Russia

More information

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