M 5 in Samoa on 11 Feb 2019 23:27 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: 5.0M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.7596 , -172.1771
Event Date: 11 Feb 2019 23:27 UTC
11 Feb 2019 12:27 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000jggm
Inserted at: 12 Feb 2019 00:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Samoa)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jggm Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1248474 0 11 Feb 2019 23:26 5.1M, 10km N/A No people affected 00:21 NEIC
1248476 0 11 Feb 2019 23:27 5M, 10km N/A No people affected 00:31 NEIC
1248477 0 11 Feb 2019 23:27 5M, 10km N/A No people affected 00:57 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 Samoa , of Samoa (population 159,000) .

Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no 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
Samoa Samoa 150000 people
American Samoa American Samoa 53000 people
Tonga Tonga 98000 people
Niue Niue 2000 people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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