M 6.3 in Solomon Islands on 27 Jan 2020 05:02 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1203694
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
Depth: 17.68 Km
Lat/Lon: -10.1059 , 161.024
Event Date: 27 Jan 2020 05:02 UTC
27 Jan 2020 16:02 Local
Exposed Population: About 25000 people in MMI>=V
About 89000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 28 Jan 2020 05:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.6 (Solomon Is.)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us60007gyx Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0.06m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.06m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1.18      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 19 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Earthquakes today: Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Greece hit by huge qu ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 22:02:00 +0100.

One area still reeling from a huge earthquake is Turkey which on Friday, January 24 was hit by a magnitude-6.7 quake. This killed at least 38 people and injured more than 1,600 when it hit 21 miles from Elazig. Buildings crumbled into rubbl
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Solomon Islands travel adviceWed, 29 Jan 2020 07:07:00 +0100.

There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China and elsewhere in the region. See Health All travellers, with effect from 28 December 2019, will be required to complete a Travellers Health Declaration Card on arrival. You may also be re
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Magnitude-7.7 earthquake jolts Caribbean, sparks tsunami fears through ... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 02:09:00 +0100.

A powerful earthquake struck the Caribbean on Tuesday afternoon, shaking parts of Jamaica and Cuba shortly after 2 p.m. and raising fears of a dangerous tsunami. The earthquake was originally rated a 7.3 by the U.S. Geological Survey but wa
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Magnitude-6.3 earthquake strikes Solomon IslandsMon, 27 Jan 2020 18:11:00 +0100.

Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A powerful magnitude-6.3 earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Scientists said the sharp quake was centered 90 miles southeast of the capital, Ho
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (79), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (4), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),