Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2). Summary
This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.Earthquake Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:11.87km12 Aug 2017 20:30:57 UTCNo people within 100km
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Earthquake Event Characteristics Magnitude: 4.9 MDepth: 11.87 km (shallow)Source: NEIC Location (latitude/longitude): -5.8046, 153.5214Time (UTC): 12 Aug 2017 20:30:57Time (ECT): 12 Aug 2017 22:30:57 Earthquake Impact Details
The earthquake happened off shore, near Papua New Guinea, Province of Northern Solomons (population 130,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 128km.
The distance to the nearest coast isThe earthquake occurred more than 100km from land and is unlikely to affect vulnerable infrastructure directly.
The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km no people 0 50 km no people 0 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0
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