M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 19 Nov 2021 19:32 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: 135.52 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.5199 , 169.7883
Event Date: 19 Nov 2021 19:32 UTC
20 Nov 2021 06:32 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
Few people affected in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fvjp
Inserted at: 19 Nov 2021 19:52 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fvjp 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
1410879 0 19 Nov 2021 19:32 5.6M, 135.52km 4.25 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:19 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 1410879 -20.52/169.788 5.6 135.5 4.205 19 Nov 2021 19:54 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1410879 -20.529/169.757 5.6 133.8 4.203 19 Nov 2021 20:39 01:06 (upd of #1)
3 0 1410879 -20.529/169.757 5.6 133.8 4.203 19 Nov 2021 21:36 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 0 1410879 -20.486/169.794 5.6 133.2 4.247 20 Nov 2021 16:27 20:54 (upd of #3)
5 0 1410879 -20.486/169.794 5.6 133.2 4.247 20 Nov 2021 19:35 1d 00:02 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Umetch Vanuatu Village - 32 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village - 32 km
Isino Vanuatu Village - 37 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village - 43 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Aneityum Island Vanuatu 32 km

More information

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