M 6.6 in Russian Federation on 08 Oct 2017 22:34 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: 111.84 Km
Lat/Lon: 52.4496 , 176.8078
Event Date: 08 Oct 2017 22:34 UTC
09 Oct 2017 10:34 Local
Exposed Population: About 100 people in MMI>=IV
No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000b2vq
Inserted at: 08 Oct 2017 22:45 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Russia)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000b2vq Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 shakemap 0 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1183286 0 08 Oct 2017 22:34 6.7M, 120km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:06 NTWC    
1183289 0 08 Oct 2017 22:34 6.5M, 134km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:09 GEOFON
1183290 0 08 Oct 2017 22:35 6.7M, 121km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:09 PTWC
1183291 0 08 Oct 2017 22:34 6.6M, 111.84km 4.77 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:10 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 United States ,of Alaska (population 572,432) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1183291 52.45/176.808 6.6 111.84 4.77 08 Oct 2017 22:46 00:12 (new episode)
2 0 1183291 52.45/176.808 6.6 111.84 4.77 09 Oct 2017 00:37 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Alaska United States no people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Village Alaska United States Village - 241 km
Attu Alaska United States Village - 247 km
Navy Town Alaska United States Village - 249 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Shemya AFB SYA 30 Mil. Paved Yes 10000
Amchitka Island AHT 69 0
Casco Cove Cgs ATU 12 0


Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Buldir Island Wake Island
Kiska Island Wake Island
Amchitka Island Wake Island
Alcan Harbor Wake Island
Semisopochroi Wake Island
Constantine Harbour Wake Island
Agattu Island Wake Island
Massacre Bay Wake Island
Cape Wrangell Wake Island

More information

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