M 6 in Solomon Islands on 19 Mar 2017 15:43 UTC

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2017-09-27 17:13

WOPW40 EJRC 191606
EARTHQUAKE ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* GREEN EARTHQUAKE ALERT IN SOLOMON ISLANDS *
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SUMMARY

ON 19 MAR 2017 15:43:31 UTC (ABOUT 20 MAR 2017 02:26:22 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 5.6 OCCURRED IN THE HIGHLY POPULATED REGION OF SOLOMON IS. IN SOLOMON ISLANDS. AFUSALO THE NEAREST POPULATED PLACES ARE: AFUSALO (15.7 KM). THE CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT IS: KWAI HARBOUR (37.4 KM).


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: NEIC
- MAGNITUDE: 5.6 M
- DEPTH: 48.43 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): -8.2286 | 160.7161
- COUNTRY: SOLOMON ISLANDS
- PROVINCE: SOLOMON IS.()
- REGION: SOLOMON ISLANDS
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 19 MAR 2017 15:43:31 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 20 MAR 2017 02:26:22



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POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: KWAI HARBOUR (37.4 KM), AUKI (52.6 KM), ATOIFI (78.4 KM)
- PORTS: AUKI HARBOR (54.4 KM)

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH MEDIUM VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A UNKNOWN HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: SUN, 19 MAR 2017 15:43:31 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 MAR 2017 16:43:31
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 MAR 2017 10:43:31
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 MAR 2017 07:43:31
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 MAR 2017 23:43:31

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 19 MAR 2017 16:06:44 (23 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1161132

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG
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POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 387213 49
175 341608 43
150 202083 26
125 152727 19
100 107364 14
75 80460 10
50 46271 6
20 15043 2
10 140 0
5 0 0
2 0 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 6 PEOPLE/KM2.
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THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 20 MAR 2017 02:26:22 LOCAL TIME. 20 MAR 2017 02:26:22

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
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RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
SOLOMON ISLANDS HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 785 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE LOW LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF LOW RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES SOLOMON ISLANDS A MEDIUM VULNERABILITY.
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SECONDARY EFFECTS
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PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

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