M 7.3 in Russian Federation on 20 Dec 2018 17:01 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: 7.3M
Depth: 16.56 Km
Event Date: 20 Dec 2018 17:01 UTC
Exposed Population: About 600 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000ivfw
Inserted at: 20 Dec 2018 22:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.6 (Russia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0.5 0.5
us2000ivfw Scaled population (vector) -0.05 Max wave alert 0.57m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.57m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.94      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1241842 0.3 20 Dec 2018 17:01 7.3M, 33km N/A Few people affected 0.3m (at 00:42) 00:10 PTWC
1241844 0.3 20 Dec 2018 17:01 7.3M, 33km N/A Few people affected 0.4m (at 00:28) 00:11 NTWC    
1241854 0.6 20 Dec 2018 17:01 7.4M, 9.59km 6.04 Few people affected 0.7m (at 01:06) 00:20 NEIC
1241901 0.5 20 Dec 2018 17:01 7.3M, 16.56km 6.92 Few people affected 0.6m (at 00:46) 05:25 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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.

Tsunami affected locations

The maximum Tsunami wave height is  0.6m in Seleniye, Russia. This height is estimated for 20-Dec-2018 17:47:76.

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
20-Dec-2018 17:47:76 Seleniye Russia  0.6
20-Dec-2018 18:01:02 Nikolskoye Russia  0.5
20-Dec-2018 18:19:14 Podutesnaya Russia  0.3
20-Dec-2018 18:15:57 Khaylyulinskiy Russia  0.2
20-Dec-2018 17:53:86 Palana Russia  0.1
20-Dec-2018 17:15:15 Sarannove Russia  0.1
20-Dec-2018 17:37:81 Novoolyutorka Russia  0.1
20-Dec-2018 18:59:84 Kinkil Russia  0.1
20-Dec-2018 18:27:42 Makaryevskoye Russia  0.1
20-Dec-2018 18:25:65 Uka Russia  0.1
20-Dec-2018 17:43:46 Shubertovskiy Russia  0.1

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Initial conditions

Title: ""83km W of Nikolskoye""

Fault parameters

  • Length: 70 km
  • Width: 19 km
  • Magnitude: 7.3 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: 1.9 m
  • Strike: 299 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 17 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 17 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): 158.699, 49.1, 170.699, 61.1
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:1 minutes

Sea Level

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