M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 22 Jul 2018 21:21 UTC
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: 5.5M
Depth: 99.82 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.9336 , 168.9131
Event Date: 22 Jul 2018 21:21 UTC
Exposed Population: About 36000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000gbew
Inserted at: 22 Jul 2018 21:37 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000gbew Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1220801 0.01 22 Jul 2018 21:21 5.5M, 99.82km 3.93 40 thousand 00:15 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 alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1220801 -18.934/168.913 5.5 99.82 3.93 22 Jul 2018 21:41 00:19 (new episode)
2 0 1220801 -18.934/168.913 5.5 99.82 3.93 22 Jul 2018 23:30 02:08 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 3400 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 83000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 2900 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village5 - 17 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village5 - 19 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village5 - 22 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village5 - 27 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village5 - 34 km
Potnarvin Vanuatu Village5 - 37 km
Rampunalvat Vanuatu Village5 - 37 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village5 - 40 km
Ifo Vanuatu Village5 - 44 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village5 - 60 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 61 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village5 - 64 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village5 - 64 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village5 - 68 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village5 - 71 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village5 - 72 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 75 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village5 - 76 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village5 1400 people 77 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village5 - 77 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village5 - 79 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village5 - 80 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village5 - 84 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village5 - 84 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village5 - 85 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village5 - 86 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village5 - 90 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village5 - 90 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village5 - 94 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village5 - 94 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village5 - 95 km
Epuen Vanuatu Village5 - 136 km
Eratap Vanuatu Village5 - 140 km
Nanguilé Vanuatu Village5 - 143 km
Forari Vanuatu Village5 - 143 km
Montmartre Vanuatu Village5 - 144 km
Epantgoueï Vanuatu Village5 - 145 km
Erakor Vanuatu Village5 - 145 km
Port-Vila Vanuatu Capital 35000 people 146 km
Mohoun'gha Vanuatu Village5 - 150 km
Ebao Vanuatu Village5 - 152 km
Ipao Vanuatu Village5 - 152 km
Matao Tiupeniu Vanuatu Village5 - 153 km
Mélé Vanuatu Village5 - 153 km
Onésoua Vanuatu Village5 - 160 km
Émua Vanuatu Village5 - 163 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village5 - 164 km
Natapao Vanuatu Village5 - 164 km
Isino Vanuatu Village5 - 164 km
Port-Havannah Vanuatu Village5 - 165 km
Laonomoa Vanuatu Village5 - 167 km
Marow Vanuatu Village5 - 167 km
Sounaï Vanuatu Village5 - 170 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village5 - 170 km
Nekapa Vanuatu Village5 - 171 km
Umetch Vanuatu Village5 - 175 km
Utanlangi Vanuatu Village5 - 177 km
Malakof Vanuatu Village5 - 206 km
Boloa Vanuatu Village5 - 214 km
Makatea Vanuatu Village5 - 214 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village5 - 265 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village5 - 270 km
Nang New Caledonia Village5 - 273 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village5 - 287 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village5 - 290 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village5 - 290 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0
Ipota IPA unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Port Vila Bauerfield VLI 20 Civ. Paved Yes 8500
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0
Quine Hill UIQ unknown 0
Lamap LPM unknown 0
Emae EAE unknown 0
Sangafa 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
Wanaham LIF 28 Civ. Paved No 3600

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Tana Island Vanuatu
Forari Bay Vanuatu
Port Vila VUVLI Vanuatu
Aneityum Island Vanuatu

More information

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