M 5.5 in New Caledonia on 05 Dec 2018 15:40 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: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.7923 , 169.2424
Event Date: 05 Dec 2018 15:40 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i2v1
Inserted at: 05 Dec 2018 16:01 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (New Caledonia)

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
1239977 0.01 05 Dec 2018 15:40 5.5M, 10km 3.2 No people affected 00:21 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in New Caledonia , of New Caledonia (population 178,000) .

Radius Population
100 km no 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

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

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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