May 30, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.4M,depth:35km) in Solomon Islands at 5/29/2017 9:10:46 PM

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 5.4M, Depth:35km
  • 29 May 2017 21:10:46 UTC
  • About 42506 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.4 M
  • Depth: 35 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -10.7623, 161.9469
  • Time (UTC): 29 May 2017 21:10:46
  • Time (ECT): 29 May 2017 23:10:46

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inSolomon Islands, of Solomon Is. (population 366,000). The nearest places are Hauraha (4km), Wainaworasi (6km), Wakora (10km), Iaruraha (11km), Narohei (13km), and 70 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Kirakira (34km), and Santa Ana (55km). The nearest ports are Kira Kira (34km), and Cape Surville (48km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 30000 people 1
50 km 21000 people 2
20 km 2400 people 1
10 km <1000 people 0



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