M 5.9 in Vanuatu on 06 Sep 2019 15:27 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: 5.9M
Depth: 29.11 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.1971 , 169.0722
Event Date: 06 Sep 2019 15:27 UTC
07 Sep 2019 02:27 Local
Exposed Population: About 31000 people in MMI>=IV
About 33000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70005cu5
Inserted at: 07 Sep 2019 15:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70005cu5 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.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1271481 0 06 Sep 2019 15:27 5.8M, 25.56km 3.72 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 02:02 NEIC
1271482 0 06 Sep 2019 15:27 5.9M, 29.11km 3.78 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 1d 00:02 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 unknowed a zone. 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 1271481 -20.172/168.994 5.8 25.6 3.722 06 Sep 2019 15:46 00:18 (new episode)
2 0 1271481 -20.172/168.994 5.8 25.6 3.722 06 Sep 2019 17:30 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1271482 -20.172/168.994 5.8 25.6 3.722 06 Sep 2019 17:32 02:04 (new episode)
4 0 1271482 -20.197/169.072 5.9 29.1 3.783 06 Sep 2019 17:40 02:12 (upd of #3)
5 0 1271482 -20.197/169.072 5.9 29.1 3.783 07 Sep 2019 15:30 1d 00:02 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces



Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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