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M 6.3 in Solomon Islands on 10 Jan 2017 15:27 UTC

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WEPW40 EJRC 101538
EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* GREEN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI ALERT IN SOLOMON ISLANDS *
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SUMMARY

ON 10 JAN 2017 15:27:19 UTC (ABOUT 11 JAN 2017 02:11:36 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 6.7 OCCURRED IN THE MODERATELY POPULATED REGION OF SOLOMON IS. IN SOLOMON ISLANDS. HADA THE NEAREST POPULATED PLACES ARE: HADA (23.2 KM). THE CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT IS: MARAU (43.4 KM).


ACCORDING TO THE GDACS TSUNAMI SCENARIO CALCULATION THIS EVENT COULD POTENTIALLY GENERATE A TSUNAMI. THE MAXIMUM ESTIMATED HEIGHT IS 0.0 M, OCCURRING AT HU'UMARERE (SOLOMON ISLANDS) AT 1/1/2006 12:14:00 AM UTC.


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: PTWC
- MAGNITUDE: 6.7 M
- DEPTH: 66.8 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): -10.167 | 161.075
- COUNTRY: SOLOMON ISLANDS
- PROVINCE:
- REGION: SOLOMON ISLANDS
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 10 JAN 2017 15:27:19 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 11 JAN 2017 02:11:36



ALERT SUMMARY
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EARTHQUAKE :GREEN
TSUNAMI :GREEN


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POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: MARAU (43.4 KM), MBAMBANAKIRA (59.8 KM), PARASI (62.2 KM), AVU AVU (80 KM), TARAPAINA (89.6 KM), KIRAKIRA (95.4 KM)
- PORTS: AOLA BAY (93.6 KM), KIRA KIRA (96.3 KM)

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH MEDIUM VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A LOW HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: TUE, 10 JAN 2017 15:27:19 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 10 JAN 2017 16:27:19
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 10 JAN 2017 09:27:19
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 10 JAN 2017 06:27:19
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 10 JAN 2017 23:27:19

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 10 JAN 2017 15:38:32 (11 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1153539

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG

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LIST OF 10 HEIGHEST WAVE LOCATIONS

ARRIVALTIME (UTC) LOCATION COUNTRY MAX EST. HEIGHT (M)
10 JAN 2017 15:41 HU'UMARERE SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:41 MAKINA SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:41 KOMUNIHARA SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:42 VERAMAKURU SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:42 SANGGASERE SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:40 IONE SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:41 O'IO SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:41 HAUHUI SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:39 HAARUMOU SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:41 AHIA SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0
10 JAN 2017 15:42 SURAIRO SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0


THE FULL LIST OF LOCATIONS CAN BE VISUALIZED IN THE GDACS PAGE OF THE EVENT:
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1153539

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POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 394619 50
175 348214 44
150 266273 34
125 141581 18
100 81025 10
75 33063 4
50 14879 2
20 0 0
10 0 0
5 0 0
2 0 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 2 PEOPLE/KM2.
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THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 11 JAN 2017 02:11:36 LOCAL TIME. 11 JAN 2017 02:11:36

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
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RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
SOLOMON ISLANDS HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 785 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE LOW LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF LOW RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES SOLOMON ISLANDS A MEDIUM VULNERABILITY.
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SECONDARY EFFECTS
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PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

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PLEASE REFER TO THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR SUBSCRIBING OR UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ALERT EMAIL OR SMS SERVICE.

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