M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 07 May 2018 08:08 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: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.8205 , 172.2663
Event Date: 07 May 2018 08:08 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000dzt7
Inserted at: 07 May 2018 08:26 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (Vanuatu)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Vanuatu ,of Vanuatu (population 165,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1209607 -20.82/172.266 5.6 10 2.97 07 May 2018 08:27 00:19 (new episode)
2 0.01 1209607 -20.82/172.266 5.6 10 2.97 07 May 2018 10:10 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu <1000 people

Critical infrastructure

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


Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Hunter Island New Caledonia
Matthew Island New Caledonia

More information

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