M 4.9 in Fiji on 23 Nov 2021 11:54 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: 4.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.3484 , 178.1249
Event Date: 23 Nov 2021 11:54 UTC
24 Nov 2021 00:54 Local
Exposed Population:
20 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fwf9
Inserted at: 23 Nov 2021 12:19 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
3.4 (Fiji)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fwf9 Scaled population (vector) 3.6  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.8  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1411543 0 23 Nov 2021 11:54 4.9M, 10km N/A 20 thousand (in 100km) 00:24 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 Fiji , of Fiji (population 755,000) . The nearest places are Savu Sau, Ndenimanu, Yangganga, Navinggiri, and Koroinasolo.

Radius Population
100 km 21000 people
75 km 4600 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
Fiji Fiji 760000 people
Wallis & Futuna Wallis and Futuna 14000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Savu Sau Fiji Village - 55 km
Ndenimanu Fiji Village - 56 km
Yangganga Fiji Village - 57 km
Navinggiri Fiji Village - 61 km
Koroinasolo Fiji Village - 62 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
Bua BVF unknown 0 72 km

More information

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