M 6.8 in Svalbard and Jan Mayen on 09 Nov 2018 01:49 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: 6.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Event Date: 09 Nov 2018 01:49 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000hpim
Inserted at: 09 Nov 2018 02:10 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Jan Mayen)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us1000hpim Scaled population 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  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
1235965 0 09 Nov 2018 01:49 6.8M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:06 GEOFON
1235968 0 09 Nov 2018 01:49 6.8M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:08 NTWC    
1235971 0 09 Nov 2018 01:49 6.8M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:11 PTWC
1235976 0 09 Nov 2018 01:49 6.8M, 10km 4.58 No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:20 NEIC
* 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.

Tsunami affected locations

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)

See full locations list (RSS)


Initial conditions

Title: ""119km NW of Olonkinbyen""

Fault parameters

  • Length: 39 km
  • Width: 11 km
  • Magnitude: 6.8 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: 1 m
  • Strike: 90 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 45 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 10 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): -14.24, 68.623, -8.24, 70
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:.5 minutes

Sea Level