M 5.4 in Vanuatu on 20 Nov 2021 13:40 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: 5.4M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.9163 , 171.8284
Event Date: 20 Nov 2021 13:40 UTC
21 Nov 2021 00:40 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
Few people affected in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fvrk
Inserted at: 20 Nov 2021 19:38 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Vanuatu)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fvrk Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1411027 0 20 Nov 2021 13:40 5.2M, 10km N/A Few people (in 100km) 00:18 NEIC
1411073 0 20 Nov 2021 13:40 5.4M, 10km N/A less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 05:57 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

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1411073 -22.916/171.828 5.4 10.0 None 20 Nov 2021 19:40 05:59 (new episode)
2 0 1411073 -22.916/171.828 5.4 10.0 None 21 Nov 2021 13:43 1d 00:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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