M 4.6 in Vanuatu on 20 May 2019 07:34 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 4.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.1965 , 167.7434
Event Date: 20 May 2019 07:34 UTC
20 May 2019 18:34 Local
Exposed Population: About 72000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003nn6
Inserted at: 20 May 2019 19:51 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003nn6 Scaled population (vector) 3.92  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1261028 0 20 May 2019 07:34 4.6M, 10km N/A 70 thousand 12:17 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Vanuatu , of Vanuatu (population 165,000) . The nearest places are Matao Tiupeniu, and Port-Vila.

Radius Population
100 km 72000 people
75 km 2600 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 170000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Matao Tiupeniu Vanuatu Village5 - 69 km
Port-Vila Vanuatu Capital 35000 people 79 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Port Vila Bauerfield VLI 20 Civ. Paved Yes 8500 82 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Port Vila VUVLI Vanuatu 79 km

More information

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