M 5.4 in Mauritius - Reunion Region on 28 Nov 2020 20:15 UTC

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: 5.4M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.4123 , 66.1599
Event Date: 28 Nov 2020 20:15 UTC
29 Nov 2020 00:15 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us7000ckpm
Inserted at: 30 Nov 2020 19:53 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Mauritius)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000ckpm Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1345366 0 28 Nov 2020 20:15 4.8M, 10km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 00:51 NEIC
1345683 0 28 Nov 2020 20:15 5.4M, 10km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 1d 23:38 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 unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1345683 -17.412/66.16 5.4 10.0 None 30 Nov 2020 19:53 1d 23:37 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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