M 5.1 in Vanuatu on 12 Feb 2019 10:53 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 5.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.0616 , 168.0856
Event Date: 12 Feb 2019 10:53 UTC
Exposed Population: About 34000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000jgl9
Inserted at: 12 Feb 2019 11:13 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jgl9 Scaled population (vector) 4.85  
  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
1248529 0 12 Feb 2019 10:53 5.1M, 10km N/A 30 thousand 00:19 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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 Jasmori, Narovorovo, Lolowaï, Lowitava, Lolopuépué, Longang, Walurigi, Duin Dui, Abatabanga, Lolovélé, and Walaha.

Radius Population
100 km 34000 people
75 km 28000 people
50 km 15000 people
20 km 4000 people
10 km 1400 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Jasmori Vanuatu Village5 - 14 km
Narovorovo Vanuatu Village5 - 15 km
Lolowaï Vanuatu Village5 - 28 km
Lowitava Vanuatu Village5 - 32 km
Lolopuépué Vanuatu Village5 - 35 km
Longang Vanuatu Village5 - 36 km
Walurigi Vanuatu Village5 - 41 km
Duin Dui Vanuatu Village5 - 49 km
Abatabanga Vanuatu Village6 - 51 km
Lolovélé Vanuatu Village6 - 51 km
Walaha Vanuatu Village5 - 57 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Maewo MWF unknown 0 7 km
Longana LOD unknown 0 30 km
Sara SSR unknown 0 46 km
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0 53 km
Walaha WLH unknown 0 57 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Maewo Island Vanuatu 14 km
Pentecost Island Vanuatu 77 km

More information

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