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Overall Green Earthquake alert 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 115365 of event 115365 issued at 09 Mar 2012 07:09 (GDACS Event ID 115365, Latest episode ID: 115365, inserted at 09 Mar 2012 07:18 UTC ).


Current impact estimate:

  • The tsunami calculation is running.
  • Green alert in Vanuatu on 09/03/2012 07:09:54 UTC
  • About 32000 people within 100km
  • Magnitude 7.1M, Depth:33km
A pre-calculated grid scenario is also available here
Population density map


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

See animation

Affected locations

No locations affected.

Initial conditions (+)

More information

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