M 5.8 in Svalbard and Jan Mayen on 07 Aug 2018 13:57 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: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 74.6503 , 8.447
Event Date: 07 Aug 2018 13:57 UTC
07 Aug 2018 14:57 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IV
No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000g4rv
Inserted at: 07 Aug 2018 14:52 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Jan Mayen)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000g4rv Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1223038 0 07 Aug 2018 13:57 5.8M, 2km N/A No people affected 00:13 EMSC
1223039 0 07 Aug 2018 13:57 5.7M, 2km N/A No people affected 00:14 EMSC
1223040 0 07 Aug 2018 13:57 5.8M, 10km N/A No people affected 00:19 NEIC
1223041 0 07 Aug 2018 13:57 5.4M, 2km N/A No people affected 00:21 EMSC
1223043 0 07 Aug 2018 13:57 5.8M, 10km N/A No people affected 00:54 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 Svalbard and Jan Mayen , of Svalbard.

Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Svalbard Svalbard and Jan Mayen -

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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