M 6.9 in Kermadec Islands Region on 10 Sep 2018 04:19 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: 111.05 Km
Lat/Lon: -31.8419 , -179.3335
Event Date: 10 Sep 2018 04:19 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000hbpv
Inserted at: 10 Sep 2018 04:50 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
us2000hbpv Scaled population 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
1227723 0 10 Sep 2018 04:18 6.9M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:08 GEOFON
1227725 0 10 Sep 2018 04:18 7M, 134.2km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:10 PTWC
1227727 0 10 Sep 2018 04:18 7M, 134km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:11 NTWC    
1227736 0.01 10 Sep 2018 04:19 6.9M, 111.05km 3.4 No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:31 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 unknowed a zone. 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 1227736 -31.842/-179.334 6.9 111.05 3.4 10 Sep 2018 04:52 00:33 (new episode)
2 0 1227736 -31.842/-179.334 6.9 111.05 3.4 10 Sep 2018 06:26 02:07 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces



Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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