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M 6.7 in Vanuatu on 09 Mar 2012 07:09 UTC
Tsunami calculation for earthquake Earthquake in Vanuatu

The JRC has developed a global tsunami wave height calculation model, which is run after each earthquake issued by seismological institutes around the world.

This report is for earthquake episode 115369 of event 115365 issued at 09 Mar 2012 07:09 (GDACS Event ID 115365, Latest episode ID: 115369, inserted at 09 Mar 2012 09:24 UTC ).


Current impact estimate:

  • The maximum Tsunami wave height is  0.1m in Lownepina, Vanuatu. This height is estimated for 9-Mar-2012 07:43:64.
  • Earthquake Magnitude: 6.7M
  • Depth: 31.7 Km
  • Event Date: 09 Mar 2012 07:09 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 35604 people within 100km
A pre-calculated grid scenario is also available here
Population density map


Tsunami maximum wave height
Tsunami maximum wave height (Source: JRC)

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Affected locations

Date Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
9-Mar-2012 07:43:64 Lownepina Vanuatu  0.1m
9-Mar-2012 07:37:38 Waisisi Vanuatu  0.1m
9-Mar-2012 07:48:00 Imwareupo Vanuatu  0.1m
9-Mar-2012 08:19:38 Isavai Vanuatu  0.0m
9-Mar-2012 07:19:64 Ifo Vanuatu  [not yet calculated]
9-Mar-2012 07:22:38 White_Sands Vanuatu  [not yet calculated]
Locations affected by Tsunami wave (15 of 13)

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More information

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Official tsunami bulletins by regional warning centers can be found at the International Tsunami Information Center.