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Green Earthquake alert in Vanuatu on 09/03/2012 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 09/03/2012 07:09 (GDACS Event ID 115365, Latest episode ID: 115365).

Summary

Current impact estimate:

  • The maximum Tsunami wave height is  0.4m in Waisisi, Vanuatu. This height is estimated for 09 Mar 2012 07:13:00.
  • 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

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

See animation

Affected locations

Date Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
09 Mar 2012 07:13:00 Waisisi Vanuatu  0.4m
09 Mar 2012 07:09:00 Isavai Vanuatu  0.3m
09 Mar 2012 07:13:00 Lownepina Vanuatu  0.3m
09 Mar 2012 07:13:00 White Sands Vanuatu  0.2m
09 Mar 2012 07:13:00 Ireupuow Vanuatu  0.2m
09 Mar 2012 07:13:00 Ombous Vanuatu  0.2m
09 Mar 2012 07:15:00 Yokopenan Vanuatu  0.2m
09 Mar 2012 07:17:00 Imareukak Vanuatu  0.2m
09 Mar 2012 07:13:00 Ifo Vanuatu  0.1m
09 Mar 2012 07:15:00 Ipota Vanuatu  0.1m
09 Mar 2012 07:15:00 Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu  0.1m
09 Mar 2012 07:15:00 Ipao Vanuatu  0.1m
09 Mar 2012 07:15:00 Mohoun'gha Vanuatu  0.1m
09 Mar 2012 07:17:00 Umpon Mompu Vanuatu  0.1m
Locations affected by Tsunami wave (15 of 72)

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