M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 15 Dec 2018 20:21 UTC
EQ parameters
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: 5.6M
Depth: 34.73 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.3677 , 168.2126
Event Date: 15 Dec 2018 20:21 UTC
16 Dec 2018 07:21 Local
Exposed Population: About 74000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000itwu
Inserted at: 15 Dec 2018 20:43 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000itwu Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  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
1241261 0 15 Dec 2018 20:21 5.6M, 34.73km 4.29 70 thousand (in 100km) 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 Vanuatu , of Vanuatu (population 165,000) . The nearest places are Pawe, Toak, Liro, Lulep Nesa, Tafoualé, Endu Pahakol, Vaoleli, Ignal, Port-Vato, Fonwor, and Lambukuti.

Radius Population
100 km 74000 people
75 km 48000 people
50 km 31000 people
20 km 5300 people
10 km 1500 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pawe Vanuatu Village - 2 km
Toak Vanuatu Village - 10 km
Liro Vanuatu Village - 10 km
Lulep Nesa Vanuatu Village - 12 km
Tafoualé Vanuatu Village - 12 km
Endu Pahakol Vanuatu Village - 12 km
Vaoleli Vanuatu Village - 15 km
Ignal Vanuatu Village - 16 km
Port-Vato Vanuatu Village - 18 km
Fonwor Vanuatu Village - 22 km
Halos Vanuatu Village - 23 km
Païa Vanuatu Village - 24 km
Lamarou Vanuatu Village - 25 km
Ranvetlam Vanuatu Village - 25 km
Yaotilie Vanuatu Village - 26 km
Linbul Vanuatu Village - 28 km
Yélowouwou Vanuatu Village - 28 km
Lamen Vanuatu Village - 28 km
Olal Vanuatu Village - 29 km
Nikaura Vanuatu Village - 31 km
Fali Vanuatu Village - 33 km
Tavio Vanuatu Village - 34 km
Ponkovia Vanuatu Village - 34 km
Maté Vanuatu Village - 36 km
Léman Vanuatu Village - 38 km
Burumba Vanuatu Village - 39 km
Lamap Vanuatu Village - 44 km
Peskarüs Vanuatu Village - 45 km
Valesdir Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Nul Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Manpay Vanuatu Village - 48 km
Bourbar Vanuatu Village - 48 km
Votlo Vanuatu Village - 48 km
Mériver Vanuatu Village - 49 km
Lambulmbatuei Vanuatu Village - 51 km
Lonbilingdoun Vanuatu Village - 52 km
Filakara Vanuatu Village - 54 km
Rerep Vanuatu Village - 60 km
Faroun Vanuatu Village - 63 km
Roghumbo Vanuatu Village - 66 km
Kouroumanpé Vanuatu Village - 67 km
Lambukuti 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
Ulei ULB unknown 0 10 km
Lamen Bay LNB unknown 0 25 km
Epi EPI unknown 0 44 km
Valesdir VLS unknown 0 48 km
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0 78 km
Emae EAE unknown 0 81 km
Sangafa 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 81 km
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0 84 km
Big Bay GBA unknown 0 99 km
Sara SSR unknown 0 99 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Ambryn Island Vanuatu 14 km
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu 47 km
Pentecost Island Vanuatu 69 km

More information

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