M 7 Earthquake and Tsunami (1.3 m) in Solomon Is. on 22 Nov 2022 02:03 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1347295
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.0M
Glide number: EQ-2022-000364-SLB
Depth: 13.562 Km
Lat/Lon: -9.7963 , 159.5959
Event Date: 22 Nov 2022 02:03 UTC
22 Nov 2022 13:03 Local
Exposed Population: 8 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 22 Nov 2022 02:22 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
6.6 (Solomon Is.)
Maximum Wave Height observed: 0.03 m


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1 1.1 1.1
us7000irfb Scaled population (raster) 2.87 Max wave alert 1.32m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 1.32m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1.18      
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Solomon Islands - Earthquake (ECHO 22 Nov 2022)Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:54

  • An earthquake of 7.0 M at a depth of 14 km occurred off the south-western coast of Guadalcanal Island on 22 November at 2.03 UTC (13.03 local time). The epicentre of the earthquake was offshore 17 km south-west of Koraga Village (Guadalcanal, southern Solomon Island).
  • Following the seismic event, tsunami warnings have been issued and a tsunami of about 3 cm has been measured across the coasts of the Solomon Islands. On 22 November at 03:53 UTC, the tsunami threat has been lifted.
  • At least five aftershocks of magnitude up to 6.0 M have been recorded in the area.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 12,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 180,000 people to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, some buildings in Guadalcanal Island have been damaged as well as the airport of Honiara, in addition, power cuts have been recorded in Honiara.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (91), (5), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),