M 6.4 in Vanuatu on 05 Aug 2020 12:05 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: 6.4M
Depth: 174.75 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.1118 , 168.0816
Event Date: 05 Aug 2020 12:05 UTC
05 Aug 2020 23:05 Local
Exposed Population: 220000 people in MMI>=IV
About 85000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000b9mv
Inserted at: 06 Aug 2020 12:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us6000b9mv Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  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
1325044 0 05 Aug 2020 12:05 6.4M, 174.75km 4.24 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 1d 00:03 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


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1325044 -16.112/168.082 6.4 174.8 4.241 05 Aug 2020 12:26 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1325044 -16.112/168.082 6.4 174.8 4.24 05 Aug 2020 12:33 00:27 (upd of #1)
3 0 1325044 -16.112/168.082 6.4 174.8 4.24 05 Aug 2020 14:10 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 0 1325044 -16.112/168.082 6.4 174.8 4.24 06 Aug 2020 12:09 1d 00:03 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 49000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Linbul Vanuatu Village - 5 km
Ranvetlam Vanuatu Village - 7 km
Olal Vanuatu Village - 9 km
Fonwor Vanuatu Village - 14 km
Yaotilie Vanuatu Village - 20 km
Yélowouwou Vanuatu Village - 23 km
Fali Vanuatu Village - 24 km
Endu Pahakol Vanuatu Village - 24 km
Port-Vato Vanuatu Village - 25 km
Pawe Vanuatu Village - 30 km
Toak Vanuatu Village - 33 km
Liro Vanuatu Village - 42 km
Tafoualé Vanuatu Village - 43 km
Lulep Nesa Vanuatu Village - 43 km
Lambulmbatuei Vanuatu Village - 45 km
Vaoleli Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Lamap Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Ignal Vanuatu Village - 47 km
Bourbar Vanuatu Village - 47 km
Rerep Vanuatu Village - 49 km
Mériver Vanuatu Village - 51 km
Roghumbo Vanuatu Village - 53 km
Lamarou Vanuatu Village - 53 km
Peskarüs Vanuatu Village - 54 km
Païa Vanuatu Village - 54 km
Lamen Vanuatu Village - 57 km
Nikaura Vanuatu Village - 61 km
Ponkovia Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Limap Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Tavio Vanuatu Village - 64 km
Faroun Vanuatu Village - 64 km
Katbol Vanuatu Village - 66 km
Burumba Vanuatu Village - 66 km
Maté Vanuatu Village - 67 km
Léman Vanuatu Village - 68 km
Lakatoro Vanuatu Village <1000 people 72 km
Norsup Vanuatu Village 2900 people 74 km
Malfakhal Vanuatu Village - 74 km
Valesdir Vanuatu Village - 75 km
Vinmavis Vanuatu Village - 76 km
Laravet Vanuatu Village - 76 km
Maé Vanuatu Village - 77 km
Manpay Vanuatu Village - 78 km
Nul Vanuatu Village - 78 km
Tavendrua Vanuatu Village - 79 km
Votlo Vanuatu Village - 79 km
Wintua Vanuatu Village - 79 km
Mélip Vanuatu Village - 82 km
Longang Vanuatu Village - 84 km
Filakara Vanuatu Village - 85 km
Brenwe Vanuatu Village - 86 km
Lolowaï Vanuatu Village - 90 km
Ellarmo Vanuatu Village - 91 km
Amokh Vanuatu Village - 92 km

see full list


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
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
Epi EPI unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Valesdir VLS unknown 0
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu

More information

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