M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 19 Nov 2021 19:32 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: 5.6M
Depth: 135.52 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.5199 , 169.7883
Event Date: 19 Nov 2021 19:32 UTC
20 Nov 2021 06:32 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
Few people affected in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fvjp
Inserted at: 19 Nov 2021 19:52 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
6.1 (Vanuatu)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fvjp Scaled population (raster) 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
1410879 0 19 Nov 2021 19:32 5.6M, 135.52km 4.25 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:19 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 Umetch, Anelghowhat, Isino, and Port Patrick.

Radius Population
100 km <1000 people
75 km <1000 people
50 km <1000 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 170000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 180000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Umetch Vanuatu Village - 32 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village - 32 km
Isino Vanuatu Village - 37 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village - 43 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Aneityum Island Vanuatu 32 km

More information

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