M 5.9 in Fiji on 09 Feb 2018 11:43 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: 5.9M
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 (FJI)

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1198170 0 09 Feb 2018 11:43 5.9M, 545.18km N/A 6 thousand 00:21 NEIC

Earthquake impact details: population near epicentre

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

Critical infrastructure

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

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

More information

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