M 5.6 in India on 13 Feb 2018 02:39 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: 5.6M
Depth: 69.37 Km
Lat/Lon: 12.3644 , 93.1316
Event Date: 13 Feb 2018 02:39 UTC
13 Feb 2018 08:09 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IX
310000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000d1a1
Inserted at: 13 Feb 2018 03:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.6 (India)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000d1a1 Scaled population (vector) -8  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1198709 0 13 Feb 2018 02:39 5.6M, 69.37km 4.11 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:29 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 India , Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (population 295,612) . The nearest places are Rongat, Sabari, Betapur, Arainj-laka-punga, Kartara, Pahlagaon, and Karen.

Radius Population
100 km 310000 people
75 km 77000 people
50 km 47000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Andaman and Nicobar Islands India 290000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Rongat Andaman and Nicobar Islands India Village - 27 km
Sabari Andaman and Nicobar Islands India Village - 32 km
Betapur Andaman and Nicobar Islands India Village - 49 km
Arainj-laka-punga Andaman and Nicobar Islands India Village - 52 km
Kartara Andaman and Nicobar Islands India Village - 58 km
Pahlagaon Andaman and Nicobar Islands India Village - 60 km
Karen Andaman and Nicobar Islands India Village - 66 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Port Blair IXZ 18 Civ. Paved Yes 5700 91 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Middle Andaman Island India 24 km
Port Meadows India 55 km
Karen India 64 km
Port Blair India 86 km

More information

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