M 5.9 in Fiji on 09 Feb 2018 11:43 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: 5.9M
Depth: 545.18 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.8875 , -178.6641
Event Date: 09 Feb 2018 11:43 UTC
Exposed Population: About 6000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000czgc
Inserted at: 09 Feb 2018 12:05 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Fiji)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000czgc Scaled population 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1198170 0 09 Feb 2018 11:43 5.9M, 545.18km N/A 6 thousand 00:21 NEIC
* 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 Tuvutha, Levuka, Liku, and Thikombia.

Radius Population
100 km 6100 people
75 km 4300 people
50 km 1800 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Fiji Fiji 750000 people
Wallis & Futuna Wallis and Futuna 14000 people
Tonga Tonga 98000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tuvutha Fiji Village6 - 28 km
Levuka Fiji Village6 - 41 km
Liku Fiji Village6 - 43 km
Thikombia Fiji Village6 - 68 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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