M 8 Earthquake and Tsunami (2.3 m) in Solomon Islands on 06 Feb 2013 01:12 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 8.0M
Depth: 28.7 Km
Lat/Lon: -10.7377 , 165.138
Event Date: 06 Feb 2013 01:12 UTC
06 Feb 2013 12:12 Local
Exposed Population: About 15000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC usc000f1s0
Inserted at: 02 Feb 2017 13:12 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 2 2
usc000f1s0 Scaled population (vector) n.a Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 earthquake n.a Max wave realtime 2.33m  
  C2 earthquake n.a      
  Country Vulnerability n.a      
  INFORM_normalised n.a      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
122355 2 06 Feb 2013 01:12 8M, 33km N/A 10 thousand 1.7m (at 01:02) 1457d 11:59 NEIC
122356 1 06 Feb 2013 01:12 7.4M, 10km N/A 10 thousand 0.3m (at 00:12) 1457d 11:59 NEIC
122357 2 06 Feb 2013 01:12 8M, 5.8km N/A 10 thousand 1.7m (at 02:56) 1457d 12:00 NEIC
122363 2 06 Feb 2013 01:12 7.9M, 10km N/A 10 thousand 1.3m (at 00:10) 1457d 12:00 NEIC
122365 2 06 Feb 2013 01:12 8M, 28.7km 8.04 20 thousand 2.3m (at 03:52) 1457d 12:00 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 Malemgeulu, Trevanion, Menamini, Matamotu, and Bema.

Radius Population
100 km 15000 people
75 km 7100 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
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Malemgeulu Solomon Islands Village5 - 64 km
Trevanion Solomon Islands Village5 - 66 km
Menamini Solomon Islands Village5 - 66 km
Matamotu Solomon Islands Village5 - 67 km
Bema Solomon Islands Village5 - 67 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Graciosa Bay Soloman Islands 76 km

More information

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