M 6.6 in Solomon Islands on 12 May 2020 22:41 UTC

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: 6.6M
Depth: 112.36 Km
Lat/Lon: -12.1059 , 166.5694
Event Date: 12 May 2020 22:41 UTC
13 May 2020 09:41 Local
Exposed Population: About 3000 people in MMI V
About 3000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70009f12
Inserted at: 13 May 2020 22:45 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.6 (Solomon Is.)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us70009f12 Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1.18      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1310031 0 12 May 2020 22:41 6.6M, 119.1km N/A 4 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:08 PTWC
1310032 0 12 May 2020 22:41 6.6M, 125km N/A 4 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:10 NTWC
1310033 0 12 May 2020 22:41 6.6M, 112.36km 5.45 4 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 1d 00:04 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 alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
3800 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1310033 -12.106/166.569 6.6 112.4 5.449 12 May 2020 23:04 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1310033 -12.106/166.569 6.6 112.4 5.449 12 May 2020 23:16 00:34 (upd of #1)
3 0 1310033 -12.106/166.569 6.6 112.4 5.449 13 May 2020 00:50 02:09 (upd of #2)
4 0 1310033 -12.106/166.569 6.6 112.4 5.449 13 May 2020 22:45 1d 00:04 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands <1000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 5900 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Peu Solomon Islands Village - 54 km
Vanikoro Is Solomon Islands Village - 54 km
Lale Solomon Islands Village - 58 km
Nama Solomon Islands Village - 60 km
Vana Solomon Islands Village - 62 km
Oeili Solomon Islands Village - 62 km
Numbuko Solomon Islands Village - 64 km
Arambu Solomon Islands Village - 65 km
Buma Solomon Islands Village - 68 km
Vanikoro Solomon Islands Village - 70 km
Asimboa Solomon Islands Village - 90 km
Tanabili Solomon Islands Village - 91 km
Apakhö Solomon Islands Village - 91 km
Nimbau Solomon Islands Village - 93 km
Malombo Solomon Islands Village - 96 km
Avita Solomon Islands Village - 98 km
Vipaka Vanuatu Village - 140 km
Nonea Solomon Islands Village - 159 km
Noli Solomon Islands Village - 161 km
Neembuna Solomon Islands Village - 162 km
Masoko Solomon Islands Village - 164 km
Menamini Solomon Islands Village - 167 km
Nemboe Solomon Islands Village - 167 km
Malemgeulu Solomon Islands Village - 169 km
Noka Solomon Islands Village - 171 km
Taepe Solomon Islands Village - 172 km
Nuela Solomon Islands Village - 174 km
Nudung Solomon Islands Village - 175 km
Menelu Solomon Islands Village - 176 km
Foa Solomon Islands Village - 176 km
Matamotu Solomon Islands Village - 176 km
Malue Solomon Islands Village - 176 km
Nevea Solomon Islands Village - 178 km
Trevanion Solomon Islands Village - 179 km
Bema Solomon Islands Village - 180 km
Lomlom Solomon Islands Village - 202 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Santa Cruz SCZ unknown 0
Torres TOH unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Peu Soloman Islands
Graciosa Bay Soloman Islands

More information

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