Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:31.64km) in Solomon Islands at 5/19/2017 4:49:42 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 May 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Solomon Islands

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

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

Earthquake Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:31.64km19 May 2017 16:49:42 UTCAbout 30771 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Characteristics Magnitude: 4.8 MDepth: 31.64 km (deep)Source: NEIC Location (latitude/longitude): -9.2543, 158.8821Time (UTC): 19 May 2017 16:49:42Time (ECT): 19 May 2017 18:49:42 Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Solomon Islands, of Solomon Is. (population 366,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 25km. The nearest places are Yandina (44km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Yandina (41km). The nearest ports are Pipisala Bay (39km), and Yandina (40km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 8300 people 0 50 km 8200 people 1 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0


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