M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 20 Nov 2021 10:57 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: 127.94 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.6075 , 167.6032
Event Date: 20 Nov 2021 10:57 UTC
20 Nov 2021 21:57 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
120 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fvq5
Inserted at: 20 Nov 2021 18:28 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fvq5 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
1411008 0 20 Nov 2021 10:57 5.5M, 128.88km 4.23 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:24 NEIC
1411060 0 20 Nov 2021 10:57 5.6M, 127.94km 4.32 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 07:30 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 1411008 -15.602/167.593 5.5 128.9 4.248 20 Nov 2021 11:18 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1411008 -15.602/167.593 5.5 128.9 4.232 20 Nov 2021 12:01 01:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1411060 -15.602/167.593 5.5 128.9 4.232 20 Nov 2021 13:00 02:03 (new episode)
4 0 1411060 -15.608/167.603 5.6 127.9 4.322 20 Nov 2021 18:29 07:31 (upd of #3)
5 0 1411060 -15.608/167.603 5.6 127.9 4.322 21 Nov 2021 11:01 1d 00:03 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 79000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Walaha Vanuatu Village - 24 km
Duin Dui Vanuatu Village - 31 km
Walurigi Vanuatu Village - 39 km
Palikoulo Vanuatu Village - 41 km
Asavagas Vanuatu Village - 42 km
Lolopuépué Vanuatu Village - 44 km
Vao Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Longang Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Lowitava Vanuatu Village - 48 km
Laruru Vanuatu Village - 49 km
Luganville Vanuatu Village 13000 people 50 km
Segond Vanuatu Village - 51 km
Wowo Vanuatu Village - 53 km
Lolowaï Vanuatu Village - 55 km
Tambalato Vanuatu Village - 56 km
Abnetare Vanuatu Village - 56 km
Norsup Vanuatu Village 3000 people 56 km
Maé Vanuatu Village - 56 km
Coulons Vanuatu Village - 57 km
Napil Vanuatu Village - 57 km
Lakatoro Vanuatu Village <1000 people 59 km
Ouere Vanuatu Village - 59 km
Féléa Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Longtal Vanuatu Village - 63 km
Amokh Vanuatu Village - 65 km
Fwimatal Vanuatu Village - 65 km
Katbol Vanuatu Village - 65 km
Tenmaru Vanuatu Village - 66 km
Laravet Vanuatu Village - 68 km
Brenwe Vanuatu Village - 68 km
Limap Vanuatu Village - 69 km
Narango Vanuatu Village - 69 km
Lowarhé Vanuatu Village - 69 km
Roghumbo Vanuatu Village - 70 km
Tatafo Vanuatu Village - 71 km
Youelapa Vanuatu Village - 72 km
Ellarmo Vanuatu Village - 72 km
Maloevole Vanuatu Village - 73 km
Vinmavis Vanuatu Village - 73 km
Hog Harbour Vanuatu Village - 74 km
Narovorovo Vanuatu Village - 75 km
Rerep Vanuatu Village - 75 km
Wailapo Vanuatu Village - 77 km
Lowérié Vanuatu Village - 78 km
Fali Vanuatu Village - 80 km
Linbul Vanuatu Village - 81 km
Olal Vanuatu Village - 81 km
Ranvetlam Vanuatu Village - 81 km
Lambulmbatuei Vanuatu Village - 83 km
Yaotilie Vanuatu Village - 84 km
Yélowouwou Vanuatu Village - 85 km
Tavendrua Vanuatu Village - 85 km
Ladhu Vanuatu Village - 87 km
Tasiriki Vanuatu Village - 88 km
Iakobone Vanuatu Village - 88 km
Fonwor Vanuatu Village - 89 km
Olo Olo Vanuatu Village - 89 km
Losoué Vanuatu Village - 90 km
Worovok Vanuatu Village - 90 km
Bourbar Vanuatu Village - 90 km
Lavatavo Vanuatu Village - 90 km
Térou Vanuatu Village - 92 km
Jasmori Vanuatu Village - 92 km
Port-Vato Vanuatu Village - 93 km
Lamap Vanuatu Village - 94 km
Mériver Vanuatu Village - 95 km
Robertsons Vanuatu Village - 97 km
Wintua Vanuatu Village - 99 km
Faroun Vanuatu Village - 99 km
Endu Pahakol Vanuatu Village - 100 km
Mélip Vanuatu Village - 108 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)
Walaha WLH unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Longana LOD unknown 0
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
Maewo MWF unknown 0
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0

Ports

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

More information

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