M 5.6 in United States on 16 Sep 2021 17:51 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: 5.6M
Depth: 36.5 Km
Lat/Lon: 55.0291 , -156.4898
Event Date: 16 Sep 2021 17:51 UTC
16 Sep 2021 07:51 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in 100km
Source: ALASKA EC ak021bwmmasc
Inserted at: 16 Sep 2021 18:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
2.2 (United States)


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GDACS score
ak021bwmmasc Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.65  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1397044 0 16 Sep 2021 17:51 5.6M, 1.2km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 00:12 ALASKA EC
1397045 0 16 Sep 2021 17:51 5.6M, 5km 3.32 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 00:14 ALASKA EC
1397047 0 16 Sep 2021 17:51 5.6M, 36.5km 3.24 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 00:20 ALASKA EC
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 United States , State of Alaska (population 572,432) .

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
Alaska United States 570000 people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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