PAGER - M 6.8 - SOLOMON 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?Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 at 12:15:32 UTC (23:15:32 local)Location: 9.1° S, 157.6° EDepth: 18kmEvent Id: US2010RCA2Alert Version: 1Created: 37 weeks, 3 days 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---*---*309k*85k19k4k000
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
1977-04-203417.1IX (17k)0
1984-02-073427.5IX (7k)0
1992-08-253155.8VII (3k)0

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VGizo6k
IVHoniara56k
IVBuala0
IVTulaghi1k
IVKieta4k
IVArawa40k
IVPanguna3k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-07-25
06:08 UTC
5.58.7° S, 160.93° E
28km
SBVII (27 k)00
21973-07-31
20:44 UTC
6.38.72° S, 161.01° E
14km
SBIX (580)00
31974-01-31
23:30 UTC
77.4° S, 155.95° E
36km
SBVIII (45)00
41974-02-01
03:12 UTC
7.17.21° S, 155.74° E
35km
SBVIII (4 k)00
51974-03-09
20:14 UTC
6.57.47° S, 156.2° E
51km
SBVII (227)00
61974-03-09
20:18 UTC
6.67.42° S, 156.08° E
56km
SBVII (403)00
71974-04-02
04:02 UTC
5.76.93° S, 155.37° E
39km
PGVII (333)00
81974-10-23
06:14 UTC
7.28.45° S, 154.14° E
35km
PGVI (38)00
91975-04-28
08:36 UTC
5.68.85° S, 158.03° E
41km
SBVII (181)00
101975-07-20
14:37 UTC
7.96.61° S, 155.1° E
61km
PGVIII (48 k)00
111975-07-20
19:54 UTC
7.77.08° S, 155.21° E
45km
PGVIII (1 k)00
121975-10-03
14:16 UTC
5.810.13° S, 160.62° E
39km
SBVI (9 k)00
131975-11-25
08:06 UTC
6.19.11° S, 156.72° E
5km
SBV (17 k)00
141977-03-08
08:07 UTC
5.98.38° S, 156.41° E
15km
SBVII (91)00
151977-03-15
19:55 UTC
66.77° S, 155.04° E
43km
PGVII (519)00
161977-04-20
23:13 UTC
6.89.85° S, 160.47° E
48km
SBIX (2 k)00
171977-04-20
23:18 UTC
5.99.91° S, 160.59° E
41km
SBVII (2 k)00
181977-04-20
23:42 UTC
7.29.9° S, 160.46° E
39km
SBVII (53 k)00
191977-04-20
23:49 UTC
7.19.57° S, 160.65° E
16km
SBIX (17 k)00
201977-04-21
00:05 UTC
5.59.87° S, 160.42° E
32km
SBVII (868)00
211977-04-21
01:20 UTC
5.59.9° S, 160.05° E
44km
SBVI (3 k)00
221977-04-21
04:24 UTC
7.310.01° S, 160.81° E
43km
SBVIII (2)018tsunami
231977-05-01
08:35 UTC
5.59.73° S, 160.61° E
21km
SBVII (2 k)00
241977-05-20
23:56 UTC
5.610.1° S, 160.56° E
41km
SBVI (4 k)00
251977-06-18
22:10 UTC
6.19.72° S, 159.74° E
26km
SBVIII (2 k)00
261977-07-02
00:55 UTC
6.19.91° S, 160.57° E
12km
SBVIII (1 k)00
271977-07-29
11:15 UTC
7.18.04° S, 155.58° E
2km
SBVII (15)00
281978-09-01
09:56 UTC
6.47.49° S, 156.55° E
33km
SBVIII (5)00
291979-11-06
11:38 UTC
6.19.51° S, 159.3° E
31km
SBVII (8 k)00
301980-02-06
05:50 UTC
5.97.88° S, 156.28° E
45km
SBVI (3 k)00
311981-01-03
19:09 UTC
5.79.84° S, 160.54° E
32km
SBVII (10 k)00
321983-04-24
09:08 UTC
6.38.55° S, 157.67° E
12km
SBIX (112)00
331983-10-15
10:56 UTC
6.68.07° S, 156.35° E
7km
SBVIII (841)00
341984-02-07
21:33 UTC
7.59.97° S, 160.57° E
9km
SBIX (7 k)00
351985-09-27
03:39 UTC
6.69.8° S, 159.91° E
32km
SBVIII (3 k)00
361986-02-24
19:41 UTC
6.28.91° S, 156.78° E
15km
SBV (29 k)00
371986-03-13
05:36 UTC
6.17.01° S, 155.66° E
39km
SBVII (7 k)00
381986-09-10
22:20 UTC
5.68.75° S, 157.61° E
12km
SBVIII (59)00
391988-08-10
04:38 UTC
7.510.32° S, 160.93° E
34km
SBVIII (677)01tsunami
401988-08-10
06:38 UTC
6.610.21° S, 160.9° E
71km
SBVII (3 k)00
411988-08-10
10:34 UTC
5.610.1° S, 160.56° E
37km
SBVII (43)00
421989-01-13
08:11 UTC
5.66.7° S, 155.42° E
26km
PGVII (11 k)00
431989-05-15
23:34 UTC
5.99.78° S, 159.62° E
27km
SBVII (8 k)00
441991-02-09
16:30 UTC
6.49.89° S, 159.26° E
29km
SBVII (5 k)00
451991-10-14
15:58 UTC
7.29.05° S, 158.56° E
38km
SBVIII (210)00
461991-10-14
16:16 UTC
6.49.03° S, 158.69° E
34km
SBVIII (210)00
471991-10-14
16:55 UTC
6.19.02° S, 158.45° E
16km
SBVI (922)00
481991-12-27
04:19 UTC
5.88.91° S, 158.01° E
37km
SBVII (3 k)00
491992-05-19
14:42 UTC
5.89.45° S, 159.36° E
37km
SBVI (24 k)00
501992-08-25
02:07 UTC
5.810.01° S, 160.29° E
24km
SBVII (3 k)00
511993-11-26
23:20 UTC
6.29.55° S, 158.26° E
16km
SBV (14 k)00
521994-03-09
16:58 UTC
5.79.51° S, 159.74° E
39km
SBVII (8 k)00
531994-04-16
17:17 UTC
5.66.66° S, 155.28° E
36km
PGVII (5 k)00
541994-07-22
16:57 UTC
5.97.74° S, 158.52° E
20km
SBVIII (272)00
551994-10-19
12:54 UTC
5.49.46° S, 159.53° E
15km
SBVII (2 k)00
561994-11-20
02:57 UTC
5.69.82° S, 159.84° E
28km
SBVII (4 k)00
571994-12-14
07:28 UTC
6.19.56° S, 159.55° E
17km
SBVIII (2 k)00
581995-04-16
13:23 UTC
5.69.81° S, 159.68° E
21km
SBVII (495)00
591995-04-17
01:14 UTC
5.98.57° S, 156.72° E
14km
SBV (47 k)00
601995-09-22
20:05 UTC
5.610.03° S, 160.86° E
45km
SBVI (7 k)00
611995-11-02
16:08 UTC
5.89.82° S, 159.87° E
15km
SBVIII (369)00
621996-04-29
14:40 UTC
7.26.54° S, 155.1° E
49km
PGVIII (601)11
631996-04-30
05:27 UTC
5.66.75° S, 155° E
28km
PGVII (101)00
641996-05-01
09:21 UTC
66.66° S, 154.98° E
37km
PGVII (3 k)00
651996-05-01
10:05 UTC
6.16.76° S, 155.05° E
23km
PGVII (7 k)00
661996-05-11
13:43 UTC
6.36.63° S, 155.16° E
33km
PGVIII (827)00
671996-06-03
08:15 UTC
69.3° S, 157.39° E
1km
SBV (18 k)00
681996-06-03
10:46 UTC
69.34° S, 157.38° E
28km
SBV (22 k)00
691996-09-06
17:03 UTC
6.27.31° S, 155.91° E
30km
SBVII (14)00
701996-09-07
09:06 UTC
5.87.24° S, 155.75° E
30km
SBVII (140)00
711996-10-12
18:27 UTC
5.97.29° S, 155.53° E
30km
SBVII (16)00
721996-10-14
00:07 UTC
5.97.17° S, 155.47° E
30km
SBVII (295)00
731996-10-14
23:26 UTC
6.87.18° S, 155.57° E
23km
SBVIII (105)00
741996-12-31
08:44 UTC
5.76.88° S, 155.4° E
24km
PGVII (7 k)00
751997-03-21
22:36 UTC
5.77.62° S, 157.9° E
32km
SBVII (1 k)00
761997-10-06
20:52 UTC
6.19.35° S, 158.83° E
28km
SBVII (920)00
771997-10-10
18:45 UTC
5.99.31° S, 158.81° E
25km
SBVII (459)00
781998-09-05
05:16 UTC
5.86.67° S, 155.23° E
43km
PGVII (5 k)00
791999-07-09
05:04 UTC
6.26.53° S, 155.02° E
29km
PGVIII (4)00
801999-12-08
13:34 UTC
6.19.86° S, 160.11° E
12km
SBVIII (538)00
812000-01-08
01:19 UTC
6.49.85° S, 160.01° E
11km
SBIX (1 k)00
822000-02-12
16:29 UTC
5.86.55° S, 155.01° E
35km
PGVII (1 k)00
832001-04-19
03:13 UTC
67.47° S, 155.96° E
12km
SBV (34 k)00
842001-04-19
20:58 UTC
6.27.41° S, 156.03° E
20km
SBVI (167)00
852001-04-19
21:43 UTC
6.67.42° S, 155.87° E
17km
SBVII (15)00
862001-05-29
23:37 UTC
6.47.05° S, 155.17° E
14km
PGVI (5 k)00
872001-06-01
20:36 UTC
5.97.18° S, 155.01° E
8km
SBV (25 k)00
882001-12-23
22:52 UTC
6.89.61° S, 159.64° E
16km
SBIX (6 k)00
892002-07-14
16:35 UTC
5.78.25° S, 157.09° E
17km
SBVIII (1 k)00
902003-01-07
08:06 UTC
5.710.2° S, 161.04° E
35km
SBVI (11 k)00
912003-01-20
08:43 UTC
7.310.49° S, 160.88° E
21km
SBVIII (160)00
922003-09-11
21:58 UTC
68.28° S, 156.2° E
19km
SBVI (159)00
932004-08-28
16:09 UTC
5.68.8° S, 157.44° E
14km
SBVII (882)00
942004-08-28
16:13 UTC
5.68.69° S, 157.35° E
19km
SBVIII (514)00
952004-08-28
17:00 UTC
5.68.7° S, 157.32° E
12km
SBVIII (409)00
962005-01-22
20:30 UTC
6.47.75° S, 159.58° E
18km
SBVII (7 k)00
972006-09-01
10:18 UTC
6.76.78° S, 155.54° E
38km
PGVIII (12 k)00
982007-04-01
20:39 UTC
8.18.43° S, 157.06° E
10km
SBVIII (23 k)054landslide, tsunami
992007-04-01
20:47 UTC
6.67.17° S, 155.78° E
10km
SBIX (52)00
1002007-04-01
21:11 UTC
6.97.33° S, 155.79° E
10km
SBVIII (101)00
1012007-04-01
21:15 UTC
67.3° S, 155.68° E
10km
SBVII (17)00
1022007-04-01
21:18 UTC
5.88.52° S, 156.74° E
10km
SBV (31 k)00
1032007-04-02
10:49 UTC
67.27° S, 156.25° E
34km
SBVII (54)00
1042007-04-02
12:02 UTC
6.28.7° S, 157.64° E
14km
SBVIII (2 k)00
1052007-04-02
12:35 UTC
5.68.75° S, 157.64° E
12km
SBVII (2 k)00
1062007-04-02
13:49 UTC
5.67.85° S, 156.48° E
19km
SBVII (208)00
1072007-04-02
13:53 UTC
5.68.55° S, 157.53° E
11km
SBVII (9)00
1082007-04-02
23:20 UTC
6.28.62° S, 157.45° E
18km
SBVIII (2 k)00
1092007-04-03
00:28 UTC
5.67.03° S, 155.24° E
10km
PGV (22 k)00
1102007-04-04
00:39 UTC
5.97.15° S, 156.09° E
10km
SBVII (60)00
1112007-04-04
06:34 UTC
6.47.78° S, 156.53° E
31km
SBVIII (156)00
1122007-04-06
18:48 UTC
5.86.99° S, 155.79° E
44km
SBVII (855)00
1132007-04-29
03:44 UTC
5.58.31° S, 157.17° E
26km
SBVII (12 k)00
1142007-05-10
11:15 UTC
5.56.88° S, 155.41° E
10km
PGVII (100)00
1152007-05-16
23:58 UTC
5.76.96° S, 155.87° E
35km
SBVII (2 k)00
1162007-06-28
02:52 UTC
6.77.97° S, 154.65° E
10km
SBV (3 k)00
1172007-08-16
08:39 UTC
6.59.83° S, 159.49° E
10km
SBVII (2 k)00

PAGER content is automatically generated, and only considers losses due to structural damage. Limitations of input data, shaking estimates, and loss models may add uncertainty. PAGER results are generally available within 30 minutes of the earthquake’s occurrence. However, information on the extent of shaking will be uncertain in the minutes and hours following an earthquake and typically improves as additional sensor data and reported intensities are acquired and incorporated into models of the earthquake's source. Users of PAGER estimates should account for uncertainty and always seek the most current PAGER release for any earthquake.