M 6.2 in Solomon Islands on 26 Jan 2019 03:51 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: 6.2M
Depth: 357.83 Km
Lat/Lon: -7.0161 , 156.2912
Event Date: 26 Jan 2019 03:51 UTC
Exposed Population: About 62000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j92w
Inserted at: 26 Jan 2019 04:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Papua New Guinea= 7.6; Solomon Is.= 6.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000j92w Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1.3      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1246254 0 26 Jan 2019 03:51 6.2M, 357.83km 3.13 60 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:20 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 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 1246254 -7.016/156.291 6.2 357.83 3.13 26 Jan 2019 04:12 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1246254 -7.016/156.291 6.2 357.83 3.13 26 Jan 2019 05:54 02:03 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 43000 people
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 110000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Fauro I Solomon Islands Village5 - 25 km
Nukiki Solomon Islands Village5 - 33 km
Birambira Solomon Islands Village5 - 33 km
Ngaringari Solomon Islands Village5 - 35 km
Zavare Solomon Islands Village5 - 36 km
Kolovalu Solomon Islands Village5 - 38 km
Poroporo Solomon Islands Village5 - 41 km
Voza Solomon Islands Village5 - 41 km
Vagara Solomon Islands Village5 - 43 km
Sagigai Solomon Islands Village5 - 44 km
Kolenamoa Solomon Islands Village5 - 46 km
Malevangga Solomon Islands Village5 - 46 km
Tarekacho Solomon Islands Village5 - 48 km
East Pt Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Koliai Solomon Islands Village5 - 49 km
Harehare Solomon Islands Village5 - 49 km
Nila Solomon Islands Village5 - 49 km
Olava Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Chivoko Solomon Islands Village5 - 49 km
Malivanga Solomon Islands Village5 - 50 km
Kuki Solomon Islands Village5 - 50 km
Ngalivoli Solomon Islands Village5 - 51 km
Maleai Solomon Islands Village5 - 51 km
Sariana Solomon Islands Village5 - 51 km
Sasamungga Solomon Islands Village5 - 52 km
Polo Solomon Islands Village5 - 53 km
Dara Solomon Islands Village5 - 53 km
Chirovanga Solomon Islands Village5 - 53 km
Lologae Solomon Islands Village5 - 57 km
Boe Solomon Islands Village5 - 57 km
Goe Solomon Islands Village5 - 58 km
Kaekui Solomon Islands Village5 - 59 km
Pupuku Solomon Islands Village5 - 60 km
Nambusasa Solomon Islands Village5 - 61 km
Ogho Solomon Islands Village5 - 62 km
Moisuru Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Shortland I Solomon Islands Village5 - 63 km
Kamaleai Solomon Islands Village5 - 63 km
Papara Solomon Islands Village5 - 64 km
Harapa Solomon Islands Village5 - 64 km
Vughoe Solomon Islands Village5 - 65 km
Maika Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Susuka Solomon Islands Village5 - 69 km
Iringgila Solomon Islands Village5 - 70 km
Ngulangana Solomon Islands Village5 - 70 km
Muguai Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Laguai Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 72 km
Ghaomai Solomon Islands Village5 - 72 km
Ndovele Solomon Islands Village5 - 73 km
Buin Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 <1000 people 74 km
Tasure Solomon Islands Village5 - 74 km
Kaukauai Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Mundimundi Solomon Islands Village5 - 75 km
Tabago Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Kinoso Solomon Islands Village5 - 76 km
Taki Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Paraso Solomon Islands Village5 - 77 km
Taruvana Solomon Islands Village5 - 77 km
Ubabakogu Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Luti Solomon Islands Village5 - 79 km
Aka Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Amapa Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Java Solomon Islands Village5 - 81 km
Bogisago Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Paramata Solomon Islands Village5 - 82 km
Kombokisa Solomon Islands Village5 - 83 km
Kakasa Solomon Islands Village5 - 84 km
Orimai Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Tokuaka Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Vella Lavella I Solomon Islands Village5 - 85 km
Lukuvaru Solomon Islands Village5 - 85 km
Siorovi Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 86 km
Batongo Solomon Islands Village5 - 86 km
Tabi Tabi Solomon Islands Village5 - 86 km
Kekemona Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Lunga Solomon Islands Village5 - 88 km
Simbilando Solomon Islands Village5 - 88 km
Okomo Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 88 km
Kutakana Solomon Islands Village5 - 89 km
Mono I Solomon Islands Village5 - 90 km
Panggoe Solomon Islands Village5 - 90 km
Pakenggosu Solomon Islands Village5 - 90 km
Ghaghara Solomon Islands Village5 - 91 km
Konga Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 92 km
Kokolope Solomon Islands Village5 - 92 km
Manggo Solomon Islands Village5 - 92 km
Lolomikilo Solomon Islands Village5 - 93 km
Lotiloti Solomon Islands Village5 - 93 km
Pirineiu Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 94 km
Nggoraembara Solomon Islands Village5 - 95 km
Kumbolia Solomon Islands Village5 - 95 km
Duunaru Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 95 km
Mbagha I Solomon Islands Village5 - 95 km
Dundurava Solomon Islands Village5 - 95 km
Moronei Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 95 km
Kapikavi Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 95 km
Isina Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Musakaka Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Ruruvai Solomon Islands Village5 - 97 km
Aropa Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km

see full list


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)
Choiseul Bay CHY unknown 0
Ballalae 2 0
Buin UBI unknown 0
Oria OTY unknown 0
Mono MNY 11 0
Lehu LHP unknown 0
Aropa KIE 3 0
Barakoma V La Vella VEV unknown 0
Tonu TON unknown 0
Arawa RAW unknown 0
Karato KAF unknown 0
Kukundu KUE unknown 0
Boku BOQ unknown 0
Ringi Cove RIN unknown 0
Manetai MVI unknown 0
Wakunai WKN 3 0
Munda MUA 3 0
Inus IUS unknown 0
Sabah SBV unknown 0
Dios DOS unknown 0
Viru QVU unknown 0
Buka BUA 3 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Choiseul Bay SBCHY Soloman Islands
Shortland Harbor Soloman Islands
Shortland Harbour SBSHH Soloman Islands
Malloco Bay Soloman Islands
Blanche Harbour Soloman Islands
Keita Papua New Guinea
Kieta PGKIE Papua New Guinea
Anewa Bay PGANB Papua New Guinea
Gizo Is SBGZO Soloman Islands
Ringi Cove SBRIN Soloman Islands
Port Noro SBNOR Soloman Islands
Lever Harbor Soloman Islands
Viru Harbour SBVIU Soloman Islands
Buka PGBUA Papua New Guinea

More information

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