M 5.5 in South Island, New Zealand on 24 Jun 2020 22:20 UTC
Shakemap
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: 14.31 Km
Lat/Lon: -44.6565 , 167.4486
Event Date: 24 Jun 2020 22:20 UTC
25 Jun 2020 10:20 Local
Exposed Population: About 3000 people in MMI>=IV
About 8000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us7000aag4
Inserted at: 25 Jun 2020 00:23 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2 (New Zealand)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000aag4 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.63  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1317525 0 24 Jun 2020 22:20 5.5M, 14.31km 5.04 8 thousand 02:03 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 New Zealand ,of Southland (population 34,612) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1317525 -44.656/167.449 5.5 14.3 5.269 24 Jun 2020 22:40 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1317525 -44.656/167.449 5.5 14.3 4.923 24 Jun 2020 22:52 00:32 (upd of #1)
3 0 1317525 -44.656/167.449 5.5 14.3 5.038 24 Jun 2020 23:03 00:43 (upd of #2)
4 0 1317525 -44.656/167.449 5.5 14.3 5.038 25 Jun 2020 00:23 02:03 (upd of #3)
5 0 1317525 -44.656/167.449 5.5 14.3 5.038 25 Jun 2020 22:27 1d 00:07 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Southland New Zealand <1000 people
Southland New Zealand <1000 people


Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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