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
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.

Tsunami affected locations

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)

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Initial conditions

Title: ""96km NW of Sola""

Fault parameters

  • Length: 31 km
  • Width: 8 km
  • Magnitude: 6.6 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: .9 m
  • Strike: 342 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 47 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 35 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): 165.342, -14.857, 168.342, -11.857
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:.25 minutes

Sea Level