M 5.5 in Fiji on 28 Jan 2019 16:00 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: 5.5M
Depth: 609.71 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.939 , -179.2889
Event Date: 28 Jan 2019 16:00 UTC
29 Jan 2019 04:00 Local
Exposed Population:
About 5000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j9pz
Inserted at: 28 Jan 2019 16:18 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Fiji)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j9pz 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
1246551 0 28 Jan 2019 16:00 5.5M, 609.71km N/A 6 thousand 00:17 NEIC
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* 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 Fiji , of Fiji (population 755,000) . The nearest places are Liku, Vanuavatu, Tuvutha, and Levuka.

Radius Population
100 km 5900 people
75 km 3100 people
50 km 1600 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Fiji Fiji 750000 people
Wallis & Futuna Wallis and Futuna 14000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Liku Fiji Village - 26 km
Vanuavatu Fiji Village - 47 km
Tuvutha Fiji Village - 58 km
Levuka Fiji Village - 61 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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