M 5.3 in Vanuatu on 15 Jan 2018 02:28 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1130986
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
Depth: 128.67 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.2208 , 167.5054
Event Date: 15 Jan 2018 02:28 UTC
Exposed Population: About 90000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Jan 2018 02:48 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000cjlj Scaled population (vector) 4.94  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (34), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),