M 5.5 in New Caledonia on 21 Jan 2019 00:35 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: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.855 , 169.0445
Event Date: 21 Jan 2019 00:35 UTC
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j6qe
Inserted at: 21 Jan 2019 00:52 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j6qe Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1245658 0 21 Jan 2019 00:35 5.5M, 10km 3.36 Few people affected 00:16 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 New Caledonia ,of New Caledonia (population 178,000) . 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 1245658 -21.855/169.044 5.5 10 3.32 21 Jan 2019 00:53 00:17 (new episode)
2 0 1245658 -21.9/169.02 5.5 10 3.34 21 Jan 2019 01:32 00:56 (upd of #1)
3 0 1245658 -21.896/169.015 5.5 10 3.36 21 Jan 2019 01:36 01:00 (upd of #2)
4 0 1245658 -21.896/169.015 5.5 10 3.36 21 Jan 2019 02:37 02:01 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Caledonia New Caledonia 5300 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kurine New Caledonia Village5 - 103 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village5 - 107 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village5 - 108 km
Eni New Caledonia Village5 - 115 km
Médu New Caledonia Village5 - 116 km
Miramas New Caledonia Village5 - 118 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village5 - 118 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village5 - 120 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village4 7400 people 126 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village5 - 128 km
Nécé New Caledonia Village5 - 131 km
New Caledonia Village5 - 133 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village5 - 196 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village5 - 204 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village5 - 206 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

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Tadine New Caledonia

More information

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