M 5.7 in Vanuatu on 17 Apr 2017 02:21 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: 20.37 Km
Lat/Lon: -13.3869 , 166.5373
Event Date: 17 Apr 2017 02:21 UTC
Exposed Population: About 1000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008i97
Inserted at: 17 Apr 2017 02:42 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (VUT)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1164239 -13.387/166.537 5.7 20.37 4.79 17 Apr 2017 02:42 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1164239 -13.387/166.537 5.7 20.37 4.79 17 Apr 2017 04:23 02:01 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Vipaka Vanuatu Village5 - 11 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)
Torres TOH unknown 0

More information

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