M 6.5 in Vanuatu on 21 Aug 2018 22:32 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1154565
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.5M
Depth: 13.44 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.0169 , 168.1531
Event Date: 21 Aug 2018 22:32 UTC
Exposed Population: About 86000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 21 Aug 2018 23:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0.1 0.3
us1000gf2g Scaled population 1.61 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1.12      
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 42 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Volcano news - Archive Nr. 23Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:21:00 +0200.

Via Smithsonian Institution - Global Volcanism Program / US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Ambae | Vanuatu According to news articles and the Vanuatu Red Cross, residents of Ambae began to evacuate the island during 1-8 August
¿Se viene el terremoto en California? Una ola de sismos en el Cinturón ... Thu, 23 Aug 2018 17:10:00 +0200.

New York Post. Los terremotos han sacudido Indonesia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Japón, Fiji y Vanuatu, entre otros lugares. Este miércoles ha temblado la costa de Oregon con un sismo de magnitud 6,2 que no ha producido víctimas, según informa la
6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu: USGSThu, 23 Aug 2018 05:52:00 +0200.

By AFP yesterday in World A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at a moderate depth of 30 kilometres (19
6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu: USGSThu, 23 Aug 2018 00:50:00 +0200.

The 6.7-magnitude quake struck at a moderate depth of 30 kilometres (19 miles) with the epicentre just off the northern tip of Vanuatu's sparsely-populated Ambrym island (AFP Photo/PEDRO PARDO) A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific is

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (108), (4), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (3), WMO (3), USGS (4), INFORM (6), NOAA (2),