M 5.9 in Vanuatu on 14 Aug 2022 03:11 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: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.7976 , 167.0591
Event Date: 14 Aug 2022 03:11 UTC
14 Aug 2022 14:11 Local
Exposed Population: About 4000 people in MMI
2 thousand in MMI VI
Source: NEIC us6000ianq
Inserted at: 16 Aug 2022 06:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000ianq Scaled population (vector) 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
1456791 0 14 Aug 2022 03:11 5.9M, 10km 5.97 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 2d 02:51 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
2500 people
31000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1456791 -15.798/167.059 5.9 10.0 5.906 14 Aug 2022 03:38 00:26 (new episode)
2 0 1456791 -15.798/167.059 5.9 10.0 6.015 14 Aug 2022 03:41 00:30 (upd of #1)
3 0 1456791 -15.798/167.059 5.9 10.0 6.015 14 Aug 2022 09:38 06:26 (upd of #2)
4 0 1456791 -15.798/167.059 5.9 10.0 6.015 15 Aug 2022 23:02 1d 19:50 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 4100 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 28000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 28000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 37000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Abnetare Vanuatu Village - 17 km
Wowo Vanuatu Village - 19 km
Asavagas Vanuatu Village - 20 km
Laruru Vanuatu Village - 25 km
Youelapa Vanuatu Village - 27 km
Vao Vanuatu Village - 28 km
Segond Vanuatu Village - 28 km
Wailapo Vanuatu Village - 29 km
Tenmaru Vanuatu Village - 29 km
Narango Vanuatu Village - 31 km
Luganville Vanuatu Village 13000 people 33 km
Olo Olo Vanuatu Village - 35 km
Amokh Vanuatu Village - 35 km
Tasiriki Vanuatu Village - 36 km
Palikoulo Vanuatu Village - 37 km
Tambalato Vanuatu Village - 38 km
Napil Vanuatu Village - 40 km
Pakatam Vanuatu Village - 37 km
Fwimatal Vanuatu Village - 38 km
Losoué Vanuatu Village - 40 km
Maloevole Vanuatu Village - 40 km
Lowiravé Vanuatu Village - 42 km
Saraotou Vanuatu Village - 43 km
Ellarmo Vanuatu Village - 43 km
Ouere Vanuatu Village - 43 km
Maé Vanuatu Village - 43 km
Brenwe Vanuatu Village - 44 km
Tatafo Vanuatu Village - 45 km
Napvioni Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Norsup Vanuatu Village 3000 people 47 km
Féléa Vanuatu Village - 49 km
Lakatoro Vanuatu Village <1000 people 51 km
Wulakarakara Vanuatu Village - 53 km
Coulons Vanuatu Village - 53 km
Laravet Vanuatu Village - 54 km
Lontigé Vanuatu Village - 54 km
Bakakara Vanuatu Village - 59 km
Vinmavis Vanuatu Village - 60 km
Woro Vanuatu Village - 60 km
Katbol Vanuatu Village - 61 km
Nokowula Vanuatu Village - 61 km
Bounanbaga Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Longtal Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Wousi Vanuatu Village - 65 km
Batouna Vanuatu Village - 65 km
Limap Vanuatu Village - 68 km
Lowérié Vanuatu Village - 68 km
Lowarhé Vanuatu Village - 70 km
Tavendrua Vanuatu Village - 70 km
Pualapa Vanuatu Village - 71 km
Worovok Vanuatu Village - 71 km
Maé Vanuatu Village - 72 km
Térou Vanuatu Village - 72 km
Hog Harbour Vanuatu Village - 74 km
Robertsons Vanuatu Village - 74 km
Atsaritibi Vanuatu Village - 76 km
Ladhu Vanuatu Village - 76 km
Roghumbo Vanuatu Village - 77 km
Walaha Vanuatu Village - 81 km
Tourébiou Vanuatu Village - 82 km
Tasmate Vanuatu Village - 83 km
Rerep Vanuatu Village - 84 km
Lavatavo Vanuatu Village - 84 km
Iakobone Vanuatu Village - 86 km
Wintua Vanuatu Village - 87 km
Duin Dui Vanuatu Village - 89 km
Vesalia Vanuatu Village - 92 km
Piapouria Vanuatu Village - 93 km
Lambulmbatuei Vanuatu Village - 94 km
Walurigi Vanuatu Village - 97 km
Mélip Vanuatu Village - 98 km
Faroun Vanuatu Village - 99 km
Malfakhal Vanuatu Village - 99 km
Bourbar Vanuatu Village - 101 km
Tavelou Vanuatu Village - 89 km
Souléiséré Vanuatu Village - 95 km
Wonisule Vanuatu Village - 101 km
Lolopuépué Vanuatu Village - 103 km
Bounahatsa Vanuatu Village - 104 km
Mériver Vanuatu Village - 104 km
Fali Vanuatu Village - 106 km
Lamap Vanuatu Village - 106 km
Lowitava Vanuatu Village - 107 km
Longang Vanuatu Village - 107 km
Papoulassemouli Vanuatu Village - 108 km
Yélowouwou Vanuatu Village - 111 km
Nogugu Vanuatu Village - 111 km
Yaotilie Vanuatu Village - 112 km
Wora Vanuatu Village - 114 km
Lolominiou Vanuatu Village - 115 km
Peskarüs Vanuatu Village - 115 km
Lolowaï Vanuatu Village - 115 km
Ranvetlam Vanuatu Village - 118 km
Linbul Vanuatu Village - 120 km
Port-Vato Vanuatu Village - 121 km
Menogoro Vanuatu Village - 122 km
Olal Vanuatu Village - 123 km
Poullappoe Vanuatu Village - 127 km
Fonwor Vanuatu Village - 128 km
Takumuna Vanuatu Village - 129 km
Walpey Vanuatu Village - 130 km
Wunpuku Vanuatu Village - 133 km
Hokua Vanuatu Village - 135 km
Narovorovo Vanuatu Village - 135 km
Endu Pahakol Vanuatu Village - 137 km
Pawe Vanuatu Village - 139 km
Liro Vanuatu Village - 145 km
Toak Vanuatu Village - 145 km
Tafoualé Vanuatu Village - 145 km
Vaoleli Vanuatu Village - 146 km
Lamarou Vanuatu Village - 147 km
Lulep Nesa Vanuatu Village - 147 km
Jasmori Vanuatu Village - 148 km
Ignal Vanuatu Village - 148 km
Lamen Vanuatu Village - 149 km
Païa Vanuatu Village - 149 km
Ponkovia Vanuatu Village - 150 km
Burumba Vanuatu Village - 153 km
Nikaura Vanuatu Village - 156 km
Tavio Vanuatu Village - 158 km
Valesdir Vanuatu Village - 161 km
Léman Vanuatu Village - 162 km
Maté Vanuatu Village - 164 km
Manpay Vanuatu Village - 165 km
Votlo Vanuatu Village - 171 km
Nul Vanuatu Village - 175 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) Distance
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 37 km
Big Bay GBA unknown 0 42 km
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0 65 km
Walaha WLH unknown 0 80 km
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0 87 km
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0 91 km
Longana LOD unknown 0 112 km
Olpoi Nw Santo OLJ unknown 0 115 km
Sara SSR unknown 0 123 km
Maewo MWF unknown 0 141 km
Ulei ULB unknown 0 145 km
Lamen Bay LNB unknown 0 146 km
Valesdir VLS unknown 0 163 km
Epi EPI unknown 0 172 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu 34 km
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu 39 km
Turtle Bay Vanuatu 52 km
Hog Harbor Vanuatu 73 km
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu 106 km
Pentecost Island Vanuatu 123 km
Ambryn Island Vanuatu 127 km
Maewo Island Vanuatu 139 km

More information

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