M 6.2 in Fiji on 26 Jan 2019 19:56 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: 579.11 Km
Event Date: 26 Jan 2019 19:56 UTC
Exposed Population: About 900 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j98z
Inserted at: 26 Jan 2019 20:14 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Fiji)


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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000j98z Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 earthquake 1 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 earthquake 0      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1      
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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1246327 0 26 Jan 2019 19:56 6.2M, 579.11km N/A Few people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:17 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.

Tsunami affected locations

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

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Initial conditions

Title: ""56km SSW of Ndoi Island""

Fault parameters

  • Length: 19 km
  • Width: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 6.2 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: .6 m
  • Strike: 90 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 45 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 579 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): -180.362, -22.64, -177.362, -19.64
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:.25 minutes

Sea Level