M 6 in Vanuatu on 18 Jan 2019 13:18 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: 6.0M
Depth: 45.06 Km
Lat/Lon: -19.2079 , 168.6329
Event Date: 18 Jan 2019 13:18 UTC
Exposed Population: About 36000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j5qu
Inserted at: 18 Jan 2019 13:37 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j5qu 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
1245498 0.01 18 Jan 2019 13:18 6M, 45.06km 4.55 40 thousand 00:19 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 1245498 -19.208/168.633 6 45.06 4.55 18 Jan 2019 13:39 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1245498 -19.208/168.633 6 45.06 4.55 18 Jan 2019 15:21 02:03 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 32000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 54000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 17000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Happy Land Vanuatu Village5 - 58 km
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village5 - 59 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village5 - 64 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village5 - 64 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village5 - 68 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village5 - 68 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 71 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village5 - 72 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village5 - 73 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village5 - 73 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village5 - 76 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village5 - 76 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village5 - 76 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 77 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village5 1400 people 77 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village5 - 78 km
Potnarvin Vanuatu Village5 - 79 km
Rampunalvat Vanuatu Village5 - 79 km
Ifo Vanuatu Village5 - 80 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village5 - 82 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village5 - 85 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village5 - 86 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village5 - 90 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village5 - 91 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village5 - 92 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village5 - 94 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village5 - 96 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village5 - 98 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village5 - 102 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village5 - 97 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village5 - 98 km
Isino Vanuatu Village5 - 160 km
Eratap Vanuatu Village5 - 160 km
Epuen Vanuatu Village5 - 161 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village5 - 162 km
Nanguilé Vanuatu Village5 - 162 km
Epantgoueï Vanuatu Village5 - 163 km
Erakor Vanuatu Village5 - 163 km
Montmartre Vanuatu Village5 - 165 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village5 - 166 km
Port-Vila Vanuatu Capital 35000 people 166 km
Forari Vanuatu Village5 - 168 km
Mohoun'gha Vanuatu Village5 - 169 km
Matao Tiupeniu Vanuatu Village5 - 169 km
Ipao Vanuatu Village5 - 171 km
Umetch Vanuatu Village5 - 172 km
Mélé Vanuatu Village5 - 172 km
Ebao Vanuatu Village5 - 176 km
Natapao Vanuatu Village5 - 182 km
Onésoua Vanuatu Village5 - 184 km
Port-Havannah Vanuatu Village5 - 185 km
Émua Vanuatu Village5 - 186 km
Sounaï Vanuatu Village5 - 190 km
Laonomoa Vanuatu Village5 - 190 km
Marow Vanuatu Village5 - 192 km
Nekapa Vanuatu Village5 - 193 km
Utanlangi Vanuatu Village5 - 199 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village5 - 223 km
Doking New Caledonia Village5 - 226 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village5 - 227 km
Malakof Vanuatu Village5 - 231 km
Nang New Caledonia Village5 - 231 km
Chépénéhé New Caledonia Village5 - 234 km
Dosip New Caledonia Village5 - 236 km
Havila New Caledonia Village5 - 236 km
Huneté New Caledonia Village5 - 236 km
Boloa Vanuatu Village5 - 238 km
New Caledonia Village4 10000 people 238 km
Makatea Vanuatu Village5 - 239 km
Inagod New Caledonia Village5 - 240 km
Mangita Vanuatu Village5 - 241 km
Leïwoma Vanuatu Village5 - 244 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village5 - 245 km
Mou New Caledonia Village5 - 246 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village5 - 248 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village5 - 248 km
Xode New Caledonia Village5 - 249 km
Ognat New Caledonia Village5 - 250 km
Téouta New Caledonia Village5 - 250 km
Douéoulou New Caledonia Village5 - 251 km
Kédeigne New Caledonia Village5 - 252 km
Wegnec St-Joseph New Caledonia Village5 - 253 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village5 - 254 km
New Caledonia Village5 - 255 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village5 - 255 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village5 - 257 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village5 - 260 km
Miramas New Caledonia Village5 - 262 km
Kurine New Caledonia Village5 - 268 km
Ognahu New Caledonia Village5 - 270 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village4 7400 people 270 km
Fayaoué New Caledonia Village4 4900 people 271 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village5 - 274 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
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
Ipota IPA 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
Wanaham LIF 28 Civ. Paved No 3600
Sangafa 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
Emae EAE unknown 0
Mare la Roche MEE 43 Civ. Paved No 3200
Ouvea Ouloup UVE 7 Civ. Paved No 3600

Ports

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

More information

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