M 4.8 in New Caledonia on 06 Dec 2018 06:18 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 4.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.7369 , 168.7078
Event Date: 06 Dec 2018 06:18 UTC
06 Dec 2018 17:18 Local
Exposed Population:
About 5000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i3bj
Inserted at: 06 Dec 2018 06:40 UTC


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000i3bj Scaled population (vector) 2.76  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1240110 0 06 Dec 2018 06:18 4.8M, 10km N/A 5 thousand 00:21 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 New Caledonia , of New Caledonia (population 178,000) . The nearest places are and Kurine.

Radius Population
100 km 5400 people
75 km <1000 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
New Caledonia New Caledonia 170000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kurine New Caledonia Village - 66 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Mare la Roche MEE 43 Civ. Paved No 3200 75 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tadine New Caledonia 89 km

More information

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