M 5.7 in Yemen on 19 May 2023 15:15 UTC

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: 5.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 12.7636 , 49.2201
Event Date: 19 May 2023 15:15 UTC
19 May 2023 18:15 Local
Exposed Population:
Source: NEIC us6000kd6s
Inserted at: 19 May 2023 15:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Yemen)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000kd6s Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1506459 0 19 May 2023 15:15 5.7M, 10km 3.61 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 00:20 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 Somalia ,of Hadhramaut. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1506459 49.22/12.764 5.7 10 3.614 19 May 2023 15:37 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1506459 49.22/12.764 5.7 10 3.614 19 May 2023 17:20 02:04 (upd of #1)
3 0 1506459 49.22/12.764 5.7 10 3.614 20 May 2023 15:40 1d 00:25 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Hadhramaut Yemen no people
'Ataq Yemen no people
Bari Somalia 12000 people
Hadhramaut Yemen <1000 people
'Ataq Yemen no people
Sanaag Somalia no people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Abo Bari Somalia Village - 179 km
Geesaley Bari Somalia Village - 180 km
Caluula Bari Somalia Village - 190 km
Ceel Gaal Bari Somalia Village - 200 km
Hisn Ba Qirdan Yemen Village - 200 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Alula ALU unknown 0 185 km


Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Alula Somalia 189 km

More information

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