M 6.3 in Vanuatu on 10 Sep 2018 19:31 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: 6.3M
Depth: 12 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.0759 , 170.1036
Event Date: 10 Sep 2018 19:31 UTC
11 Sep 2018 06:31 Local
Exposed Population: About 600 people in MMI>=IV
No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000hc1x
Inserted at: 10 Sep 2018 21:08 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000hc1x Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  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
1227823 0 10 Sep 2018 19:31 6.6M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:06 PTWC
1227826 0 10 Sep 2018 19:31 6.6M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:07 NTWC    
1227829 0 10 Sep 2018 19:31 6.1M, 10km 3.62 No people affected 00:20 NEIC
1227837 0 10 Sep 2018 19:31 6.3M, 12km 3.76 No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 01:36 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 alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1227829 -22.06/170.086 6.1 10 3.62 10 Sep 2018 19:53 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1227837 -22.06/170.086 6.1 10 3.62 10 Sep 2018 21:08 01:36 (new episode)
3 0 1227837 -22.076/170.104 6.3 12 3.75 10 Sep 2018 21:14 01:42 (upd of #2)
4 0 1227837 -22.027/170.129 6.3 12 3.76 10 Sep 2018 21:16 01:44 (upd of #3)
5 0 1227837 -22.027/170.129 6.3 12 3.76 10 Sep 2018 21:35 02:04 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Caledonia New Caledonia <1000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 33000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 180000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Miramas New Caledonia Village - 229 km
Umetch Vanuatu Village - 205 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village - 207 km
Isino Vanuatu Village - 212 km
Kurine New Caledonia Village - 214 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village - 217 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village - 218 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village - 219 km
Eni New Caledonia Village - 227 km
Médu New Caledonia Village - 228 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village - 230 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village - 231 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village 7400 people 238 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village - 239 km
Nécé New Caledonia Village - 243 km
New Caledonia Village - 244 km
Vao New Caledonia Village 1800 people 279 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village - 279 km
Wapan New Caledonia Village - 280 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village - 280 km
Gadji New Caledonia Village - 282 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village - 282 km
Kuto New Caledonia Village - 282 km
Mohoun'gha Vanuatu Village - 284 km
Ipao Vanuatu Village - 284 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village - 287 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village - 288 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village - 289 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village - 289 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village - 291 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village - 292 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village 1400 people 294 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village - 295 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village - 296 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village - 297 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village - 297 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village - 298 km
Xode New Caledonia Village - 300 km
Mou New Caledonia Village - 301 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village - 302 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village - 304 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village - 306 km
Inagod New Caledonia Village - 307 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village - 310 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village - 313 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village - 313 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village - 313 km
Dosip New Caledonia Village - 313 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village - 315 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village - 316 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village - 317 km
Goro New Caledonia Village - 321 km
Kédeigne New Caledonia Village - 321 km
New Caledonia Village 10000 people 323 km
Havila New Caledonia Village - 323 km
Waho New Caledonia Village 1600 people 328 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village - 329 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village - 330 km
Nang New Caledonia Village - 331 km
Yaté-Village New Caledonia Village - 331 km
Mamié New Caledonia Village - 332 km
Chépénéhé New Caledonia Village - 339 km
Douéoulou New Caledonia Village - 339 km
Ouara New Caledonia Village - 340 km
Doking New Caledonia Village - 341 km
Huneté New Caledonia Village - 345 km
Ouinne New Caledonia Village - 355 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village - 356 km
Ifo Vanuatu Village - 359 km
Plum New Caledonia Village - 360 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village - 361 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village - 365 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village - 366 km
Saint-Louis New Caledonia Village - 369 km
Comm. du Mont-Dore New Caledonia City - 375 km
Petit-Borindi New Caledonia Village - 376 km
Ngoye New Caledonia Village - 377 km
Dumbéa New Caledonia Village 15000 people 378 km
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village - 378 km
Nouméa New Caledonia Capital 83000 people 379 km
Potnarvin Vanuatu Village - 379 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village - 384 km
Nouville New Caledonia Village - 385 km
Saint Roch New Caledonia Village - 385 km
Païta New Caledonia Village 8600 people 387 km
Ndé New Caledonia Village - 393 km
Rampunalvat Vanuatu Village - 395 km
Nassandou New Caledonia Village - 399 km
Ognahu New Caledonia Village - 399 km
Ognat New Caledonia Village - 400 km
Fayaoué New Caledonia Village 4900 people 401 km
Wadrilla New Caledonia Village - 402 km
Lekia New Caledonia Village - 404 km
Wegnec St-Joseph New Caledonia Village - 406 km
Téouta New Caledonia Village - 407 km
Mouly New Caledonia Village - 410 km
Tomo New Caledonia Village - 410 km
Bouloupari New Caledonia Village 2100 people 420 km
Oua Tom New Caledonia Village - 436 km
La Foa New Caledonia Village 2800 people 445 km
Moindou New Caledonia Village <1000 people 459 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Mare la Roche MEE 43 Civ. Paved No 3200
Ile Des Pins Moue ILP 96 Civ. Paved No 3600
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Wanaham LIF 28 Civ. Paved No 3600
Ile Ouen IOU unknown 0
Ipota IPA unknown 0
Noumea / Magenta GEA 3 Civ. Paved Yes 4100
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0
Ouvea Ouloup UVE 7 Civ. Paved No 3600
La Tontouta NOU 16 Civ. Paved Yes 10600

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Matthew Island New Caledonia
Hunter Island New Caledonia
Aneityum Island Vanuatu
Tadine New Caledonia
Kuto New Caledonia
Tana Island Vanuatu
We New Caledonia
Noumea NCNOU New Caledonia
Ducos NCDUS New Caledonia

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