M 4.7 in Solomon Islands on 14 Jan 2019 02:23 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 4.7M
Depth: 119.17 Km
Lat/Lon: -12.1624 , 166.6904
Event Date: 14 Jan 2019 02:23 UTC
14 Jan 2019 13:23 Local
Exposed Population: About 4000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j3m5
Inserted at: 14 Jan 2019 04:08 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.6 (Solomon Is.)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j3m5 Scaled population (vector) 3.33  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0.44  
  INFORM_normalised 1.18  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1244887 0 14 Jan 2019 02:23 4.7M, 119.17km N/A 5 thousand 01:44 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 Solomon Islands , of Solomon Is. (population 366,000) . The nearest places are Peu, Vanikoro Is, Oeili, Lale, Nama, Numbuko, Vana, Arambu, Buma, and Vanikoro.

Radius Population
100 km 4600 people
75 km 4200 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Peu Solomon Islands Village5 - 54 km
Vanikoro Is Solomon Islands Village5 - 55 km
Oeili Solomon Islands Village5 - 60 km
Lale Solomon Islands Village5 - 60 km
Nama Solomon Islands Village5 - 62 km
Numbuko Solomon Islands Village5 - 63 km
Vana Solomon Islands Village5 - 64 km
Arambu Solomon Islands Village5 - 65 km
Buma Solomon Islands Village5 - 66 km
Vanikoro Solomon Islands Village5 - 68 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Santa Cruz SCZ unknown 0 63 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Peu Soloman Islands 57 km

More information

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