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M 5.1 in Solomon Islands on 30 Jan 2017 14:04 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.1M
  • Depth: Km
  • Event Date: 30 Jan 2017 14:04 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 5559 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 30 Jan 2017 17:25 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10007w6e (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 248 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

News Feature : WHO and UNICEF join forces to continue emergency response efforts in Makira province [02/02/2017 - Solomon Islands]
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:31:00 +0100   pina (en)

WHO and UNICEF are partnering with local civil society and the provincial government to deliver health and education supplies to those affected by the 7.8 magnitude December earthquake in Makira province. A second shipment of emergency supplies which included an additional 10 tents and 35 tarpaulins are used by health centres and schools.

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Remote Solomon Islands To Lose Radio Broadcasts With ABC Shutdown
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:57:00 +0100   pidp (en)

Australian broadcaster to end short-wave service; leaving thousands with no radio. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Jan. 31, 2017) – Thousands of people in remote parts of Solomon Islands who tune in to the ABC's shortwave service will be poorer off from today according to a leading activist in the country.

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'Thousands' in Solomon Islands affected by ABC shortwave cut
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:29:00 +0100   rnzi (en)

The ABC ends its short-wave service to the region from 1pm Solomon Islands time and says it will focus on FM and online services. Ruth Liloqula said people from Choiseul to Malaita and as far south east as Tikopia tuned in to the ABC because the signal was stronger than that of the country's public broadcaster SIBC.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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