M 6.9 in Macquarie Island Region on 19 May 2022 10:13 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: 6.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -54.1373 , 159.0844
Event Date: 19 May 2022 10:13 UTC
19 May 2022 21:13 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
No people affected in 100km
Source: NEIC us6000hm9j
Inserted at: 19 May 2022 11:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us6000hm9j Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  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
1444024 0 19 May 2022 10:13 7.3M, 29.3km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:16 PTWC
1444026 0 19 May 2022 10:13 7.3M, 29km 6.87 No people affected (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:24 NTWC
1444030 0 19 May 2022 10:13 6.7M, 10km 7.1 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:26 NEIC
1444033 0 19 May 2022 10:13 6.9M, 10km 5.52 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:49 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 Australia ,of Tasmania (population 472,122) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1444033 -54.132/159.027 6.7 10.0 6.418 19 May 2022 10:38 00:25 (new episode)
2 0 1444033 -54.137/159.084 6.9 10.0 5.515 19 May 2022 11:02 00:49 (upd of #1)
3 0 1444033 -54.137/159.084 6.9 10.0 5.515 19 May 2022 12:17 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 0 1444033 -54.137/159.084 6.9 10.0 5.515 20 May 2022 10:40 1d 00:26 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Tasmania Australia no people
Tasmania Australia no people


Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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