M 7.5 in New Caledonia on 05 Dec 2018 04:18 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: 7.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.9685 , 169.4464
Event Date: 05 Dec 2018 04:18 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i2gt
Inserted at: 05 Dec 2018 04:41 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (New Caledonia)

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in New Caledonia ,of New Caledonia (population 178,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
1000 people
14000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1239817 -21.968/169.446 7.5 10 5.34 05 Dec 2018 04:42 00:24 (new episode)
2 0.01 1239817 -21.968/169.446 7.5 10 5.34 05 Dec 2018 06:22 02:04 (upd of #1)
3 0.01 1239817 -21.968/169.446 7.5 10 6.22 05 Dec 2018 14:56 10:37 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Caledonia New Caledonia 1000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 13000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 98000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 66000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kurine New Caledonia Village5 - 146 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village5 - 150 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village5 - 151 km
Miramas New Caledonia Village5 - 161 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village5 - 163 km
Eni New Caledonia Village5 - 158 km
Médu New Caledonia Village5 - 159 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village5 - 162 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village4 7400 people 169 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village5 - 172 km
Nécé New Caledonia Village5 - 175 km
New Caledonia Village5 - 176 km
Xode New Caledonia Village5 - 233 km
Mou New Caledonia Village5 - 234 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village5 - 239 km
Inagod New Caledonia Village5 - 240 km
Dosip New Caledonia Village5 - 247 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village5 - 247 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village5 - 249 km
Kédeigne New Caledonia Village5 - 254 km
New Caledonia Village4 10000 people 256 km
Havila New Caledonia Village5 - 257 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village5 - 263 km
Nang New Caledonia Village5 - 265 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village5 - 265 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village5 - 196 km
Umetch Vanuatu Village5 - 196 km
Isino Vanuatu Village5 - 200 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village5 - 207 km
Wapan New Caledonia Village5 - 217 km
Vao New Caledonia Village5 1800 people 218 km
Gadji New Caledonia Village5 - 219 km
Kuto New Caledonia Village5 - 221 km
Goro New Caledonia Village5 - 255 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village5 - 258 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village5 - 260 km
Waho New Caledonia Village4 1600 people 261 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village5 - 262 km
Mamié New Caledonia Village5 - 264 km
Yaté-Village New Caledonia Village5 - 265 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village5 - 265 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village5 - 268 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village5 - 268 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village5 1400 people 270 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village5 - 270 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village5 - 270 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village5 - 271 km
Douéoulou New Caledonia Village5 - 272 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village5 - 273 km
Chépénéhé New Caledonia Village5 - 273 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 273 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village5 - 274 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village5 - 274 km
Ouara New Caledonia Village5 - 275 km
Doking New Caledonia Village5 - 276 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village5 - 276 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village5 - 279 km
Huneté New Caledonia Village5 - 279 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village5 - 281 km
Mohoun'gha Vanuatu Village5 - 283 km
Ipao Vanuatu Village5 - 284 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village5 - 287 km
Ouinne New Caledonia Village5 - 287 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village5 - 289 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 290 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village5 - 291 km
Plum New Caledonia Village5 - 294 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village5 - 301 km
Saint-Louis New Caledonia Village5 - 303 km
Petit-Borindi New Caledonia Village5 - 307 km
Ngoye New Caledonia Village5 - 309 km
Dumbéa New Caledonia Village4 15000 people 311 km
Saint Roch New Caledonia Village5 - 317 km
Plaine aux Cailloux New Caledonia Village5 - 319 km
Païta New Caledonia Village4 8600 people 320 km
Ndé New Caledonia Village5 - 326 km
Nassandou New Caledonia Village5 - 331 km
Ognahu New Caledonia Village5 - 332 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village5 - 333 km
Ognat New Caledonia Village5 - 334 km
Fayaoué New Caledonia Village4 4900 people 335 km
Wadrilla New Caledonia Village5 - 336 km
Lekia New Caledonia Village5 - 337 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village5 - 337 km
Les Petroglyphes New Caledonia Village5 - 338 km
Thio New Caledonia Village4 2700 people 338 km
Ifo Vanuatu Village5 - 338 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village5 - 340 km
Wegnec St-Joseph New Caledonia Village5 - 340 km
Téouta New Caledonia Village5 - 342 km
Tomo New Caledonia Village5 - 342 km
Mouly New Caledonia Village5 - 342 km
Saint Pierre New Caledonia Village5 - 343 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village5 - 344 km
Bouloupari New Caledonia Village5 2100 people 352 km
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village5 - 352 km
Nakéty New Caledonia Village5 - 356 km
Potnarvin Vanuatu Village5 - 357 km
Ouassé New Caledonia Village5 - 358 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village5 - 358 km
Ouipouin New Caledonia Village5 - 362 km
Kuiné New Caledonia Village5 - 363 km
Coindé New Caledonia Village5 - 365 km
Canala New Caledonia Village4 3400 people 365 km
Oua Tom New Caledonia Village5 - 367 km
Rampunalvat Vanuatu Village5 - 371 km
Kénérou New Caledonia Village5 - 371 km
Sarraméa New Caledonia Village5 <1000 people 374 km
La Foa New Caledonia Village4 2800 people 376 km
Koh New Caledonia Village5 - 379 km
Kouaoua New Caledonia Village5 - 381 km
Farino New Caledonia Village5 <1000 people 382 km
Moindou New Caledonia Village5 <1000 people 391 km
Poro New Caledonia Village5 - 395 km
Moméa New Caledonia Village5 - 396 km
Néoua New Caledonia Village5 - 400 km
Ouakaya New Caledonia Village5 - 402 km
Houaïlou New Caledonia Village4 - 403 km
Méomo New Caledonia Village5 - 408 km
Nessadiou New Caledonia Village5 - 409 km
Nédivin New Caledonia Village5 - 410 km
Bouirou New Caledonia Village5 - 410 km
Bourail New Caledonia Village4 4700 people 413 km
New Caledonia Village5 - 415 km
Camp de Nandai New Caledonia Village5 - 416 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)
Mare la Roche MEE 43 Civ. Paved No 3200
Ile Des Pins Moue ILP 96 Civ. Paved No 3600
Wanaham LIF 28 Civ. Paved No 3600
Ile Ouen IOU unknown 0
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Ouvea Ouloup UVE 7 Civ. Paved No 3600
La Tontouta NOU 16 Civ. Paved Yes 10600
Ipota IPA unknown 0
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0
Houailou / Nesson HLU 3 Civ. Paved No 3200
Touho TOU 3 Civ. Paved No 3600
Mueo PDC unknown 0
Port Vila Bauerfield VLI 20 Civ. Paved Yes 8500
Kone KNQ 7 Civ. Paved No 3200

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Tadine New Caledonia
We New Caledonia
Aneityum Island Vanuatu
Matthew Island New Caledonia
Kuto New Caledonia
Hunter Island New Caledonia
Tana Island Vanuatu
Thialis NCTHI New Caledonia
Kouaoua NCKOU New Caledonia
Baie de Poro NCPOR New Caledonia
Baie Ugue NCBUG New Caledonia
Nepoui NCNEP New Caledonia
Port Vila VUVLI Vanuatu

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