M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 22 Jul 2021 02:24 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: 5.5M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: -14.9034 , 166.9396
Event Date: 22 Jul 2021 02:24 UTC
22 Jul 2021 13:24 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
About 56000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000exum
Inserted at: 22 Jul 2021 02:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000exum 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.

ShakeMap is a product of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program in conjunction with the regional seismic networks. ShakeMaps provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes.


Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1386893 0 22 Jul 2021 02:24 5.5M, 35km 4.61 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:22 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 1386893 -14.903/166.94 5.5 35.0 4.593 22 Jul 2021 02:48 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1386893 -14.903/166.94 5.5 35.0 4.625 22 Jul 2021 03:38 01:13 (upd of #1)
3 0 1386893 -14.903/166.94 5.5 35.0 4.625 22 Jul 2021 04:28 02:03 (upd of #2)
4 0 1386893 -14.894/166.926 5.5 35.0 4.608 23 Jul 2021 02:28 1d 00:03 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu no people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 34000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Lavatavo Vanuatu Village - 16 km
Iakobone Vanuatu Village - 17 km
Piapouria Vanuatu Village - 21 km
Souléiséré Vanuatu Village - 23 km
Ladhu Vanuatu Village - 24 km
Wora Vanuatu Village - 24 km
Tavelou Vanuatu Village - 27 km
Tourébiou Vanuatu Village - 27 km
Worovok Vanuatu Village - 30 km
Térou Vanuatu Village - 30 km
Hog Harbour Vanuatu Village - 32 km
Robertsons Vanuatu Village - 32 km
Lowérié Vanuatu Village - 32 km
Atsaritibi Vanuatu Village - 32 km
Bounahatsa Vanuatu Village - 32 km
Lowarhé Vanuatu Village - 37 km
Maé Vanuatu Village - 37 km
Wonisule Vanuatu Village - 38 km
Takumuna Vanuatu Village - 39 km
Papoulassemouli Vanuatu Village - 39 km
Nogugu Vanuatu Village - 40 km
Vesalia Vanuatu Village - 40 km
Lolominiou Vanuatu Village - 42 km
Longtal Vanuatu Village - 44 km
Menogoro Vanuatu Village - 44 km
Tasmate Vanuatu Village - 44 km
Bakakara Vanuatu Village - 45 km
Poullappoe Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Walpey Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Bounanbaga Vanuatu Village - 47 km
Hokua Vanuatu Village - 47 km
Wunpuku Vanuatu Village - 48 km
Batouna Vanuatu Village - 49 km
Woro Vanuatu Village - 49 km
Lontigé Vanuatu Village - 52 km
Wulakarakara Vanuatu Village - 53 km
Féléa Vanuatu Village - 53 km
Coulons Vanuatu Village - 53 km
Pualapa Vanuatu Village - 53 km
Tatafo Vanuatu Village - 55 km
Ouere Vanuatu Village - 58 km
Maloevole Vanuatu Village - 61 km
Napil Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Wousi Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Fwimatal Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Tambalato Vanuatu Village - 64 km
Saraotou Vanuatu Village - 65 km
Narango Vanuatu Village - 70 km
Luganville Vanuatu Village 13000 people 71 km
Segond Vanuatu Village - 74 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) Distance
Olpoi Nw Santo OLJ unknown 0 41 km
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 73 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Hog Harbor Vanuatu 31 km
Turtle Bay Vanuatu 55 km
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu 71 km
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu 72 km

More information

For a full list of available products related to this event, please refer to the GDACS Resources page.