M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 27 Feb 2018 05:17 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 196.49 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.8524 , 169.2939
Event Date: 27 Feb 2018 05:17 UTC
Exposed Population: About 36000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 27 Feb 2018 05:29 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (VUT)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 190 | About casualties: 12 | Last hour: 0

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Sat, 03 Mar 2018 03:01:00 +0100.

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Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:53:00 +0100.

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Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:05:00 +0100.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),