M 5.5 in Tanzania on 09 Sep 2019 00:38 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.4396 , 30.7634
Event Date: 09 Sep 2019 00:38 UTC
09 Sep 2019 03:38 Local
Exposed Population: 570000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70005dj8
Inserted at: 10 Sep 2019 00:41 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.5 (Tanzania)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 0.5
us70005dj8 Scaled population (raster) 2.02  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.17  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1271518 0.5 09 Sep 2019 00:38 5.5M, 10km 6.8 570 thousand 1d 00:02 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Tanzania ,of Rukwa (population 851,274) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
1500 people
19000 people
28000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.3 1271518 -6.44/30.763 5.5 10.0 6.699 09 Sep 2019 01:06 00:27 (new episode)
2 0.3 1271518 -6.44/30.763 5.5 10.0 6.699 09 Sep 2019 02:40 02:01 (upd of #1)
3 0.3 1271518 -6.469/30.766 5.5 10.0 6.637 09 Sep 2019 02:53 02:14 (upd of #2)
4 0.5 1271518 -6.469/30.766 5.5 10.0 6.795 10 Sep 2019 00:41 1d 00:02 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Rukwa Tanzania 1200 people
Rukwa Tanzania 29000 people
Rukwa Tanzania 40000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Sibwesa Rukwa Tanzania Village5 - 8 km
Kalambo Rukwa Tanzania Village5 - 22 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

For a full list of available products related to this event, please refer to the GDACS Resources page.