M 4.8 in Vanuatu on 03 Mar 2012 17:00 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: 4.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.1853 , 170.375
Event Date: 03 Mar 2012 17:00 UTC
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Source: NEIC usb0008ak1
Inserted at: 03 Mar 2012 17:55 UTC

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
115240 1 03 Mar 2012 17:00 4.8M, 10km N/A Few people affected 00:55 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Vanuatu , of Vanuatu (population 165,000) .

Radius Population
100 km <1000 people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Country Region Province Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 170000 people

Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Matthew Island New Caledonia 99 km

More information

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