M 5.7 in Solomon Islands on 26 Jan 2019 02:07 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: 5.7M
Depth: 52.31 Km
Lat/Lon: -10.8694 , 165.9495
Event Date: 26 Jan 2019 02:07 UTC
26 Jan 2019 13:07 Local
Exposed Population: About 20000 people in MMI>=IV
About 20000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j92j
Inserted at: 26 Jan 2019 02:26 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.6 (Solomon Is.)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j92j Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.18  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1246246 0 26 Jan 2019 02:07 5.7M, 52.31km 4.46 20 thousand 00:18 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 Masoko, Neembuna, Nonea, Noli, Nemboe, Taepe, Nuela, Noka, Menelu, Foa, and Avita.

Radius Population
100 km 20000 people
75 km 18000 people
50 km 17000 people
20 km 3500 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Masoko Solomon Islands Village - 12 km
Neembuna Solomon Islands Village - 13 km
Nonea Solomon Islands Village - 15 km
Noli Solomon Islands Village - 16 km
Nemboe Solomon Islands Village - 20 km
Taepe Solomon Islands Village - 21 km
Nuela Solomon Islands Village - 22 km
Noka Solomon Islands Village - 23 km
Menelu Solomon Islands Village - 23 km
Foa Solomon Islands Village - 24 km
Nudung Solomon Islands Village - 24 km
Malue Solomon Islands Village - 24 km
Menamini Solomon Islands Village - 24 km
Nevea Solomon Islands Village - 25 km
Malemgeulu Solomon Islands Village - 26 km
Matamotu Solomon Islands Village - 27 km
Trevanion Solomon Islands Village - 29 km
Bema Solomon Islands Village - 29 km
Avita Solomon Islands Village - 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Graciosa Bay Soloman Islands 19 km

More information

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