PAGER - M 6.8 - SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Thursday, January 15th, 2009 at 07:27:21 UTC (18:27:21 local)Location: 22.4° S, 170.6° EDepth: 40kmEvent Id: US2009BWAFAlert Version: 1Created: 88 weeks, 1 day after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
90
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
9
10 to 99 (YELLOW)0
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
90
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
9
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)0
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*4k*4k001000
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1995-05-16907.7VI (1)0
2003-12-261266.7V (259)0
2004-01-03917.1V (9k)0

Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IIITadine7k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-06-13
09:48 UTC
5.719.21° S, 169.77° E
38km
VUVII (91)00
21973-12-09
19:55 UTC
6.919.93° S, 169.82° E
41km
VUVIII (330)00
31974-03-03
14:22 UTC
6.220.08° S, 169.82° E
29km
VUVIII (15)00
41976-07-28
17:15 UTC
6.320.19° S, 170.12° E
8km
VUVI (425)00
51976-08-02
10:55 UTC
6.920.63° S, 169.42° E
61km
VUVII (425)00
61977-04-09
21:16 UTC
5.719.11° S, 169.66° E
27km
VUVII (106)00
71978-09-06
04:01 UTC
6.320.21° S, 168.83° E
37km
VUV (17 k)00
81979-05-01
13:03 UTC
7.421.26° S, 169.87° E
95km
VUVII (381)00
91980-03-08
22:12 UTC
7.222.64° S, 171.45° E
41km
AUVII (1)00
101980-10-09
11:32 UTC
5.719.32° S, 169.79° E
44km
VUVI (1 k)00
111980-10-25
07:00 UTC
7.122.02° S, 170.14° E
25km
AUV (6 k)00
121980-10-25
11:00 UTC
7.421.94° S, 170.05° E
38km
NCV (519)00
131981-02-17
15:18 UTC
6.721.61° S, 169.48° E
4km
NCV (5 k)00
141981-07-06
03:08 UTC
7.522.25° S, 171.81° E
30km
AUVII (1)00
151982-08-19
04:40 UTC
5.719.05° S, 169.64° E
22km
VUVI (80)00
161986-06-14
23:29 UTC
5.819.1° S, 169.8° E
34km
VUVII (65)00
171989-09-25
14:17 UTC
6.420.34° S, 169.35° E
35km
VUVII (454)00
181992-10-17
02:51 UTC
6.419.21° S, 169.63° E
10km
VUIX (11)00
191992-10-17
05:47 UTC
5.519.31° S, 169.4° E
13km
VUVII (280)00
201992-10-19
12:03 UTC
6.119.43° S, 169.68° E
42km
VUVII (4 k)00
211993-12-29
07:48 UTC
720.24° S, 169.92° E
17km
VUIX (328)00
221993-12-29
08:39 UTC
6.420.03° S, 170° E
38km
VUVII (554)00
231994-02-12
17:58 UTC
720.55° S, 169.47° E
30km
VUVIII (229)00
241994-02-15
21:11 UTC
6.520.41° S, 168.96° E
17km
VUV (29 k)00
251994-02-16
06:46 UTC
6.320.13° S, 169.02° E
13km
VUV (25 k)00
261994-02-16
06:48 UTC
6.320.11° S, 169.18° E
35km
VUVI (10)00
271995-05-16
20:12 UTC
7.722.94° S, 170° E
19km
NCVI (1)00
281997-05-21
14:10 UTC
6.720.39° S, 169.34° E
68km
VUVII (563)00
291999-04-12
09:41 UTC
5.920.05° S, 168.71° E
27km
VUV (18 k)00
302002-06-19
23:54 UTC
5.519.3° S, 169.7° E
27km
VUVII (154)00
312003-11-06
10:38 UTC
6.619.21° S, 169.02° E
98km
VUVI (31 k)00
322003-12-26
21:26 UTC
6.722.19° S, 169.42° E
10km
NCV (259)00
332004-01-03
16:23 UTC
7.122.27° S, 169.75° E
19km
NCV (9 k)00
342004-04-15
20:06 UTC
6.119.39° S, 169.7° E
18km
VUVII (121)00
352004-04-15
20:20 UTC
5.619.39° S, 169.6° E
17km
VUVII (88)00
362007-03-25
00:40 UTC
7.120.62° S, 169.41° E
34km
VUVII (669)00
372007-03-25
01:08 UTC
6.920.76° S, 169.43° E
35km
VUVII (609)00
382007-04-04
11:02 UTC
6.520.69° S, 169.06° E
10km
VUV (32 k)00

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