M 4.5 in Vanuatu on 23 Feb 2021 18:16 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: 4.5M
Depth: 99.76 Km
Lat/Lon: -14.9999 , 167.4348
Event Date: 23 Feb 2021 18:16 UTC
24 Feb 2021 05:16 Local
Exposed Population:
About 76000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000dkgd
Inserted at: 23 Feb 2021 19:04 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000dkgd Scaled population (vector) 4.61  
  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
1360217 0 23 Feb 2021 18:16 4.5M, 99.76km N/A 80 thousand (in 100km) 00:48 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 Hog Harbour, Lowarhé, Longtal, Iakobone, Coulons, Lavatavo, Lowérié, Ladhu, Féléa, Duin Dui, and Lolowaï.

Radius Population
100 km 76000 people
75 km 53000 people
50 km 7900 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
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Hog Harbour Vanuatu Village - 37 km
Lowarhé Vanuatu Village - 37 km
Longtal Vanuatu Village - 41 km
Iakobone Vanuatu Village - 42 km
Coulons Vanuatu Village - 47 km
Lavatavo Vanuatu Village - 47 km
Lowérié Vanuatu Village - 49 km
Ladhu Vanuatu Village - 52 km
Féléa Vanuatu Village - 54 km
Duin Dui Vanuatu Village - 55 km
Walaha Vanuatu Village - 55 km
Saraotou Vanuatu Village - 55 km
Walurigi Vanuatu Village - 56 km
Ouere Vanuatu Village - 58 km
Lolopuépué Vanuatu Village - 59 km
Napil Vanuatu Village - 60 km
Palikoulo Vanuatu Village - 60 km
Lowitava Vanuatu Village - 60 km
Worovok Vanuatu Village - 61 km
Tambalato Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Térou Vanuatu Village - 63 km
Luganville Vanuatu Village 13000 people 64 km
Tatafo Vanuatu Village - 66 km
Fwimatal Vanuatu Village - 68 km
Lolovélé Vanuatu Village - 68 km
Robertsons Vanuatu Village - 68 km
Longang Vanuatu Village - 69 km
Segond Vanuatu Village - 69 km
Lolowaï Vanuatu Village - 69 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
Walaha WLH unknown 0 53 km
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 60 km
Longana LOD unknown 0 67 km
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0 68 km
Maewo MWF unknown 0 70 km
Sara SSR unknown 0 93 km
Olpoi Nw Santo OLJ unknown 0 95 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Hog Harbor Vanuatu 40 km
Turtle Bay Vanuatu 47 km
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu 58 km
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu 63 km
Maewo Island Vanuatu 81 km

More information

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