M 5.3 in Vanuatu on 15 Jan 2018 02:28 UTC
EQ parameters
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: 5.3M
Depth: 128.67 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.2208 , 167.5054
Event Date: 15 Jan 2018 02:28 UTC
Exposed Population: About 90000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000cjlj
Inserted at: 15 Jan 2018 02:48 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000cjlj Scaled population 4.94  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1194338 0 15 Jan 2018 02:28 5.3M, 128.67km N/A 90 thousand 00:19 NEIC
* 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 Vanuatu , of Vanuatu (population 165,000) . The nearest places are Walaha, Duin Dui, Walurigi, Longtal, Coulons, Lowarhé, Lolopuépué, Saraotou, Hog Harbour, Palikoulo, and Narovorovo.

Radius Population
100 km 90000 people
75 km 60000 people
50 km 36000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Walaha Vanuatu Village5 - 31 km
Duin Dui Vanuatu Village5 - 33 km
Walurigi Vanuatu Village5 - 36 km
Longtal Vanuatu Village5 - 38 km
Coulons Vanuatu Village5 - 39 km
Lowarhé Vanuatu Village5 - 40 km
Lolopuépué Vanuatu Village5 - 41 km
Saraotou Vanuatu Village5 - 41 km
Hog Harbour Vanuatu Village5 - 43 km
Palikoulo Vanuatu Village5 - 43 km
Lowitava Vanuatu Village5 - 44 km
Lolovélé Vanuatu Village6 - 46 km
Féléa Vanuatu Village5 - 47 km
Ouere Vanuatu Village5 - 49 km
Napil Vanuatu Village5 - 49 km
Luganville Vanuatu Village5 13000 people 50 km
Tambalato Vanuatu Village5 - 51 km
Longang Vanuatu Village5 - 51 km
Lowérié Vanuatu Village5 - 52 km
Lolowaï Vanuatu Village5 - 54 km
Segond Vanuatu Village5 - 54 km
Iakobone Vanuatu Village5 - 54 km
Lavatavo Vanuatu Village5 - 58 km
Fwimatal Vanuatu Village5 - 59 km
Ladhu Vanuatu Village5 - 59 km
Tatafo Vanuatu Village5 - 60 km
Asavagas Vanuatu Village5 - 64 km
Worovok Vanuatu Village5 - 65 km
Abnetare Vanuatu Village5 - 65 km
Maloevole Vanuatu Village5 - 66 km
Narango Vanuatu Village5 - 68 km
Térou Vanuatu Village5 - 68 km
Narovorovo Vanuatu Village5 - 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Walaha WLH unknown 0 29 km
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 44 km
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0 45 km
Longana LOD unknown 0 51 km
Maewo MWF unknown 0 67 km
Sara SSR unknown 0 75 km
Big Bay GBA unknown 0 93 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Turtle Bay Vanuatu 37 km
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu 42 km
Hog Harbor Vanuatu 45 km
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu 48 km
Maewo Island Vanuatu 72 km
Pentecost Island Vanuatu 95 km

More information

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