M 6.6 in Vanuatu on 15 Jan 2019 18:06 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: 6.6M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: -13.3569 , 166.8419
Event Date: 15 Jan 2019 18:06 UTC
Exposed Population: About 7000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j468
Inserted at: 16 Jan 2019 17:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000j468 Scaled population 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  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
1245128 0.2 15 Jan 2019 18:06 6.8M, 10km N/A 2 thousand 0.4m (at 00:09) 00:11 NTWC    
1245134 0 15 Jan 2019 18:06 6.6M, 46.85km 6.15 4 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:20 NEIC
1245243 0 15 Jan 2019 18:06 6.6M, 35km 6.25 8 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 23:24 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 alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
1500 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1245134 -13.4/166.713 6.6 46.85 6.44 15 Jan 2019 18:32 00:25 (new episode)
2 0 1245134 -13.4/166.713 6.6 46.85 6.15 15 Jan 2019 20:08 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1245243 -13.4/166.713 6.6 46.85 6.15 16 Jan 2019 17:31 23:24 (new episode)
4 0 1245243 -13.357/166.842 6.6 35 6.25 16 Jan 2019 17:33 23:26 (upd of #3)
5 0 1245243 -13.357/166.842 6.6 35 6.25 18 Jan 2019 17:47 2d 23:40 (upd of #4)
6 0 1245243 -13.357/166.842 6.6 35 6.25 18 Jan 2019 17:53 2d 23:46 (upd of #5)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 18000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands <1000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 130000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 4100 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Vipaka Vanuatu Village5 - 22 km
Pek Vanuatu Village5 - 76 km
Ngusui Vanuatu Village5 - 91 km
Levonu Vanuatu Village5 - 119 km
Avira Vanuatu Village5 - 122 km
Hokua Vanuatu Village5 - 149 km
Takumuna Vanuatu Village5 - 151 km
Wunpuku Vanuatu Village5 - 153 km
Walpey Vanuatu Village5 - 156 km
Poullappoe Vanuatu Village5 - 159 km
Wora Vanuatu Village5 - 162 km
Menogoro Vanuatu Village5 - 165 km
Lolominiou Vanuatu Village5 - 172 km
Nogugu Vanuatu Village5 - 175 km
Papoulassemouli Vanuatu Village5 - 178 km
Piapouria Vanuatu Village5 - 182 km
Wonisule Vanuatu Village5 - 184 km
Peu Solomon Islands Village5 - 185 km
Iakobone Vanuatu Village5 - 185 km
Oeili Solomon Islands Village5 - 186 km
Vanikoro Is Solomon Islands Village5 - 186 km
Lavatavo Vanuatu Village5 - 187 km
Numbuko Solomon Islands Village5 - 189 km
Lale Solomon Islands Village5 - 191 km
Buma Solomon Islands Village5 - 192 km
Nama Solomon Islands Village5 - 193 km
Vesalia Vanuatu Village5 - 193 km
Tourébiou Vanuatu Village5 - 193 km
Vanikoro Solomon Islands Village5 - 193 km
Vana Solomon Islands Village5 - 195 km
Ladhu Vanuatu Village5 - 195 km
Hog Harbour Vanuatu Village5 - 199 km
Atsaritibi Vanuatu Village5 - 199 km
Robertsons Vanuatu Village5 - 200 km
Térou Vanuatu Village5 - 200 km
Worovok Vanuatu Village5 - 201 km
Tasmate Vanuatu Village5 - 202 km
Lowérié Vanuatu Village5 - 203 km
Lowarhé Vanuatu Village5 - 204 km
Longtal Vanuatu Village5 - 211 km
Coulons Vanuatu Village5 - 221 km
Féléa Vanuatu Village5 - 223 km
Ouere Vanuatu Village5 - 229 km
Napil Vanuatu Village5 - 232 km
Tambalato Vanuatu Village5 - 235 km
Bounahatsa Vanuatu Village5 - 177 km
Souléiséré Vanuatu Village5 - 181 km
Tavelou Vanuatu Village5 - 188 km
Arambu Solomon Islands Village5 - 193 km
Maé Vanuatu Village5 - 205 km
Batouna Vanuatu Village5 - 215 km
Pualapa Vanuatu Village5 - 215 km
Bakakara Vanuatu Village5 - 215 km
Bounanbaga Vanuatu Village5 - 215 km
Woro Vanuatu Village5 - 218 km
Lontigé Vanuatu Village5 - 222 km
Nokowula Vanuatu Village5 - 223 km
Jasmori Vanuatu Village5 - 223 km
Wulakarakara Vanuatu Village5 - 223 km
Wousi Vanuatu Village5 - 224 km
Tatafo Vanuatu Village5 - 226 km
Asimboa Solomon Islands Village5 - 231 km
Tanabili Solomon Islands Village5 - 232 km
Maloevole Vanuatu Village5 - 232 km
Apakhö Solomon Islands Village5 - 233 km
Saraotou Vanuatu Village5 - 233 km
Fwimatal Vanuatu Village5 - 233 km
Nimbau Solomon Islands Village5 - 234 km
Napvioni Vanuatu Village5 - 234 km
Malombo Solomon Islands Village5 - 237 km
Lowiravé Vanuatu Village5 - 237 km
Avita Solomon Islands Village5 - 239 km
Luganville Vanuatu Village5 13000 people 241 km
Narango Vanuatu Village5 - 241 km
Palikoulo Vanuatu Village5 - 242 km
Pakatam Vanuatu Village5 - 242 km
Walurigi Vanuatu Village5 - 243 km
Lowitava Vanuatu Village5 - 243 km
Lolopuépué Vanuatu Village5 - 243 km
Segond Vanuatu Village5 - 245 km
Duin Dui Vanuatu Village5 - 245 km
Losoué Vanuatu Village5 - 245 km
Narovorovo Vanuatu Village5 - 246 km
Youelapa Vanuatu Village5 - 246 km
Walaha Vanuatu Village5 - 246 km
Wailapo Vanuatu Village5 - 248 km
Lolowaï Vanuatu Village5 - 249 km
Tasiriki Vanuatu Village5 - 250 km
Longang Vanuatu Village5 - 252 km
Olo Olo Vanuatu Village5 - 254 km
Abnetare Vanuatu Village5 - 255 km
Asavagas Vanuatu Village5 - 266 km
Wowo Vanuatu Village5 - 283 km
Laruru Vanuatu Village5 - 285 km
Vao Vanuatu Village5 - 285 km
Nonea Solomon Islands Village5 - 297 km
Noli Solomon Islands Village5 - 298 km
Tenmaru Vanuatu Village5 - 298 km
Neembuna Solomon Islands Village5 - 300 km
Menamini Solomon Islands Village5 - 303 km
Amokh Vanuatu Village5 - 303 km
Masoko Solomon Islands Village5 - 303 km
Nemboe Solomon Islands Village5 - 304 km
Maé Vanuatu Village5 - 304 km
Malemgeulu Solomon Islands Village5 - 305 km
Norsup Vanuatu Village5 2900 people 306 km
Lakatoro Vanuatu Village5 <1000 people 310 km
Brenwe Vanuatu Village5 - 311 km
Noka Solomon Islands Village5 - 311 km
Ellarmo Vanuatu Village5 - 311 km
Taepe Solomon Islands Village5 - 312 km
Nudung Solomon Islands Village5 - 313 km
Matamotu Solomon Islands Village5 - 313 km
Nuela Solomon Islands Village5 - 314 km
Malue Solomon Islands Village5 - 315 km
Menelu Solomon Islands Village5 - 315 km
Foa Solomon Islands Village5 - 315 km
Nevea Solomon Islands Village5 - 316 km
Trevanion Solomon Islands Village5 - 317 km
Laravet Vanuatu Village5 - 317 km
Bema Solomon Islands Village5 - 318 km
Katbol Vanuatu Village5 - 320 km
Vinmavis Vanuatu Village5 - 324 km
Limap Vanuatu Village5 - 325 km
Roghumbo Vanuatu Village5 - 330 km
Olal Vanuatu Village5 - 336 km
Rerep Vanuatu Village5 - 336 km
Tavendrua Vanuatu Village5 - 336 km
Linbul Vanuatu Village5 - 337 km
Ranvetlam Vanuatu Village5 - 339 km
Fali Vanuatu Village5 - 342 km
Lomlom Solomon Islands Village5 - 344 km
Fonwor Vanuatu Village5 - 344 km
Lambulmbatuei Vanuatu Village5 - 344 km
Yaotilie Vanuatu Village5 - 345 km
Nuali Solomon Islands Village5 - 346 km
Yélowouwou Vanuatu Village5 - 346 km
Lipe Solomon Islands Village5 - 347 km
Namania Solomon Islands Village5 - 347 km
Tuo Solomon Islands Village5 - 349 km
Bourbar Vanuatu Village5 - 352 km
Wintua Vanuatu Village5 - 352 km
Port-Vato Vanuatu Village5 - 354 km
Malapu Solomon Islands Village5 - 355 km
Endu Pahakol Vanuatu Village5 - 355 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)
Torres TOH unknown 0
Mota Lava MTV unknown 0
Olpoi Nw Santo OLJ unknown 0
Santa Cruz SCZ unknown 0
Maewo MWF unknown 0
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Walaha WLH unknown 0
Longana LOD unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0
Ulei ULB unknown 0
Lamen Bay LNB unknown 0
Valesdir VLS unknown 0
Epi EPI unknown 0
Sangafa 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
Emae EAE unknown 0
Lamap LPM unknown 0
Quine Hill UIQ unknown 0
Port Vila Bauerfield VLI 20 Civ. Paved Yes 8500

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Banks Island Vanuatu
Peu Soloman Islands
Hog Harbor Vanuatu
Turtle Bay Vanuatu
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu
Maewo Island Vanuatu
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
Graciosa Bay Soloman Islands
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu
Port Vila VUVLI Vanuatu
Forari Bay Vanuatu

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