M 5.5 in Wallis and Futuna on 16 Jun 2018 03:23 UTC

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: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.2492 , -177.6084
Event Date: 16 Jun 2018 03:23 UTC
15 Jun 2018 15:23 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000eszl
Inserted at: 16 Jun 2018 03:43 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Wallis & Futuna)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000eszl Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1214648 0 16 Jun 2018 03:23 5.5M, 10km 3.03 No people affected 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 Fiji ,of Fiji (population 755,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1214648 -16.249/-177.608 5.5 10 3.03 16 Jun 2018 03:47 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1214648 -16.249/-177.608 5.5 10 3.03 16 Jun 2018 05:30 02:06 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Fiji Fiji 1200 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Qeleni Fiji Village5 - 245 km
Mboma Fiji Village5 - 248 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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