M 5.5 in Solomon Is. on 07 Feb 2019 01:41 UTC
EQ parameters
Tsunami

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: 5.5M
Depth: 65.94 Km
Lat/Lon: -8.4642 , 160.9592
Event Date: 07 Feb 2019 01:41 UTC
07 Feb 2019 12:41 Local
Exposed Population: About 96000 people in MMI>=IV
130000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000jek8
Inserted at: 07 Feb 2019 02:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.6 (Solomon Is.)

GDACS Score

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jek8 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.18  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1247836 0 07 Feb 2019 01:41 5.5M, 65.94km 4.01 140 thousand 00:19 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 Solomon Islands , of Solomon Is. (population 366,000) . The nearest places are Ato, 'Ailali, Manu, Ageraba, Fokinkorra, Afusalo, Gwaunatafu, Busukwae, Alite'au, Uruilangi, and Manaba.

Radius Population
100 km 130000 people
75 km 110000 people
50 km 87000 people
20 km 13000 people
10 km 2200 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ato Solomon Islands Village - 9 km
'Ailali Solomon Islands Village - 14 km
Manu Solomon Islands Village - 17 km
Ageraba Solomon Islands Village - 22 km
Fokinkorra Solomon Islands Village - 23 km
Afusalo Solomon Islands Village - 25 km
Gwaunatafu Solomon Islands Village - 28 km
Busukwae Solomon Islands Village - 30 km
Alite'au Solomon Islands Village - 32 km
Uruilangi Solomon Islands Village - 33 km
Dala Solomon Islands Village - 35 km
Fote Solomon Islands Village - 38 km
A'ama Solomon Islands Village - 38 km
Auki Solomon Islands Village 4200 people 43 km
Kwaimbaambaala Solomon Islands Village - 46 km
Kunura Solomon Islands Village - 48 km
Nggaulai'ato'o Solomon Islands Village - 50 km
Bina Solomon Islands Village - 55 km
Malou Solomon Islands Village - 60 km
Ara'arauna Solomon Islands Village - 62 km
Olomburi Solomon Islands Village - 70 km
Manaba Solomon Islands Village - 70 km

see full list

Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Kwai Harbour KWR unknown 0 27 km
Auki AKS 2 0 40 km
Atoifi ATD unknown 0 46 km
Onepusu ONE unknown 0 79 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Auki Harbor Soloman Islands 41 km

More information

For a full list of available products related to this event, please refer to the GDACS Resources page.