M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 15 Dec 2018 20:21 UTC
Shakemap
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.

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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 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 alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1241261 -16.368/168.213 5.6 34.73 4.42 15 Dec 2018 20:44 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1241261 -16.368/168.213 5.6 34.73 4.29 15 Dec 2018 22:24 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 27000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 120000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity 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
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
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
Mangarisu Vanuatu Village - 71 km
Moériou Vanuatu Village - 72 km
Malfakhal Vanuatu Village - 72 km
Limap Vanuatu Village - 76 km
Mangita Vanuatu Village - 77 km
Makatea Vanuatu Village - 79 km
Boloa Vanuatu Village - 80 km
Mélip Vanuatu Village - 81 km
Katbol Vanuatu Village - 82 km
Wintua Vanuatu Village - 83 km
Leïwoma Vanuatu Village - 83 km
Malakof Vanuatu Village - 88 km
Tavendrua Vanuatu Village - 89 km
Vinmavis Vanuatu Village - 89 km
Lakatoro Vanuatu Village <1000 people 91 km
Laravet Vanuatu Village - 92 km
Norsup Vanuatu Village 2900 people 93 km
Maé Vanuatu Village - 97 km
Brenwe Vanuatu Village - 103 km
Ellarmo Vanuatu Village - 108 km
Amokh Vanuatu Village - 111 km
Vao Vanuatu Village - 111 km
Laruru Vanuatu Village - 114 km
Longang Vanuatu Village - 115 km
Tenmaru Vanuatu Village - 117 km
Walaha Vanuatu Village - 118 km
Utanlangi Vanuatu Village - 119 km
Duin Dui Vanuatu Village - 120 km
Wowo Vanuatu Village - 120 km
Lolowaï Vanuatu Village - 120 km
Walurigi Vanuatu Village - 122 km
Lolopuépué Vanuatu Village - 122 km
Lowitava Vanuatu Village - 123 km
Nekapa Vanuatu Village - 124 km
Marow Vanuatu Village - 126 km
Asavagas Vanuatu Village - 127 km
Laonomoa Vanuatu Village - 127 km
Sounaï Vanuatu Village - 128 km
Narovorovo Vanuatu Village - 132 km
Émua Vanuatu Village - 132 km
Port-Havannah Vanuatu Village - 134 km
Onésoua Vanuatu Village - 134 km
Natapao Vanuatu Village - 137 km
Palikoulo Vanuatu Village - 142 km
Ebao Vanuatu Village - 142 km
Abnetare Vanuatu Village - 145 km
Mélé Vanuatu Village - 146 km
Segond Vanuatu Village - 147 km
Luganville Vanuatu Village 13000 people 148 km
Saraotou Vanuatu Village - 150 km
Forari Vanuatu Village - 151 km
Matao Tiupeniu Vanuatu Village - 152 km
Port-Vila Vanuatu Capital 35000 people 152 km
Montmartre Vanuatu Village - 153 km
Tambalato Vanuatu Village - 155 km
Erakor Vanuatu Village - 156 km
Nanguilé Vanuatu Village - 156 km
Epantgoueï Vanuatu Village - 156 km
Napil Vanuatu Village - 157 km
Eratap Vanuatu Village - 157 km
Epuen Vanuatu Village - 157 km
Jasmori Vanuatu Village - 159 km
Ouere Vanuatu Village - 160 km
Coulons Vanuatu Village - 161 km
Youelapa Vanuatu Village - 162 km
Narango Vanuatu Village - 162 km
Fwimatal Vanuatu Village - 163 km
Féléa Vanuatu Village - 164 km
Wailapo Vanuatu Village - 165 km
Longtal Vanuatu Village - 169 km
Maloevole Vanuatu Village - 170 km
Tatafo Vanuatu Village - 170 km
Olo Olo Vanuatu Village - 173 km
Pakatam Vanuatu Village - 174 km
Tasiriki Vanuatu Village - 175 km
Lowarhé Vanuatu Village - 175 km
Losoué Vanuatu Village - 178 km
Lowiravé Vanuatu Village - 178 km
Hog Harbour Vanuatu Village - 180 km
Napvioni Vanuatu Village - 182 km
Lowérié Vanuatu Village - 183 km
Wulakarakara Vanuatu Village - 184 km
Lontigé Vanuatu Village - 185 km
Bakakara Vanuatu Village - 188 km
Woro Vanuatu Village - 192 km
Ladhu Vanuatu Village - 192 km
Bounanbaga Vanuatu Village - 193 km
Worovok Vanuatu Village - 193 km
Iakobone Vanuatu Village - 195 km
Térou Vanuatu Village - 195 km
Nokowula Vanuatu Village - 196 km
Lavatavo Vanuatu Village - 196 km
Batouna Vanuatu Village - 197 km
Robertsons Vanuatu Village - 200 km
Maé Vanuatu Village - 200 km
Wousi Vanuatu Village - 202 km
Atsaritibi Vanuatu Village - 202 km
Pualapa Vanuatu Village - 206 km
Tourébiou Vanuatu Village - 207 km
Tavelou Vanuatu Village - 214 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)
Ulei ULB unknown 0
Lamen Bay LNB unknown 0
Epi EPI unknown 0
Valesdir VLS unknown 0
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
Emae EAE unknown 0
Sangafa 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Walaha WLH unknown 0
Longana LOD unknown 0
Lamap LPM unknown 0
Quine Hill UIQ unknown 0
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Port Vila Bauerfield VLI 20 Civ. Paved Yes 8500
Maewo MWF unknown 0
Olpoi Nw Santo OLJ unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
Maewo Island Vanuatu
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu
Forari Bay Vanuatu
Port Vila VUVLI Vanuatu
Turtle Bay Vanuatu
Hog Harbor Vanuatu

More information

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