M 4.6 in Eritrea on 19 Jun 2018 14:06 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 4.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 15.8222 , 39.6717
Event Date: 19 Jun 2018 14:06 UTC
19 Jun 2018 17:06 Local
Exposed Population:
1680000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000evi0
Inserted at: 19 Jun 2018 16:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.9 (Eritrea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000evi0 Scaled population (vector) 5.78  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.33  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1215186 0 19 Jun 2018 14:06 4.6M, 10km N/A 1.7 million (in 100km) 02:17 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 Eritrea , Province of Samhar. The nearest places are Emberemi, Jimhil, Nocra, Mass Ali, Mitsiwa, Cumbeiba, Harat, Habrenta, Nauret, Wekiro, and Asmara.

Radius Population
100 km 1.6 million people
75 km 400000 people
50 km 170000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Samhar Eritrea -
Denakil Eritrea -
Akale Guzay Eritrea 450000 people
Senhit Eritrea -
Hamasen Eritrea 910000 people
Sahil Eritrea 420000 people
Seraye Eritrea 500000 people
Tigray Ethiopia 3.2 million people
Baraka Eritrea -
Ash Sharqiyah Sudan -
Jizan Saudi Arabia 1.2 million people
Gonder Ethiopia 4 million people
Al Hudaydah Yemen -
Welo Ethiopia 4.9 million people
Makkah Saudi Arabia 3.6 million people
Hajjah Yemen -
'Asir Saudi Arabia 1.9 million people
Sa'dah Yemen -
Al Mahwit Yemen -
San'a' Yemen -
Al Bahah Saudi Arabia 2.3 million people
Dhamar Yemen -
Ta'izz Yemen -
Najran Saudi Arabia 320000 people
Ibb Yemen -
Tadjoura Djibouti 49000 people
Obock Djibouti 18000 people
Al Jawf Yemen -
Gojam Ethiopia 4.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Emberemi Eritrea Village - 29 km
Jimhil Eritrea Village - 31 km
Nocra Eritrea Village - 31 km
Mass Ali Eritrea Village - 34 km
Mitsiwa Eritrea City 36000 people 34 km
Cumbeiba Eritrea Village - 35 km
Harat Eritrea Village - 36 km
Habrenta Eritrea Village - 36 km
Nauret Eritrea Village - 38 km
Wekiro Eritrea Village - 40 km
Hargigo Eritrea Village - 40 km
Deset Eritrea Village - 40 km
Delemme Eritrea Village - 46 km
Port Smyth Eritrea Village - 48 km
Croto Eritrea Village - 48 km
Debealuwa Eritrea Village - 48 km
Sahelia Eritrea Village - 49 km
Tarua Eritrea Village - 50 km
Sheib Eritrea Village - 51 km
Saati Eritrea Village - 51 km
Betalifuru Eritrea Village - 53 km
Agbalo Eritrea Village - 53 km
Lalenta Eritrea Village - 60 km
Macanille Eritrea Village - 60 km
Doleh Eritrea Village - 61 km
Gumhod Eritrea Village - 62 km
Darmeli Eritrea Village - 63 km
Zula Eritrea Village - 64 km
Gahtelay Eritrea Village - 65 km
Qbellet Eritrea Village - 65 km
Asus Eritrea Village - 66 km
Barresa Eritrea Village - 69 km
Asmara Eritrea Capital 390000 people 97 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Massawa MSW 10 Civ. Unpaved No 6200 35 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Massawa ERMSW Eritrea 29 km
Zula Eritrea 64 km

More information

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