M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 22 Jul 2018 21:21 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 1151208
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 99.82 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.9336 , 168.9131
Event Date: 22 Jul 2018 21:21 UTC
23 Jul 2018 08:21 Local
Exposed Population: About 36000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 22 Jul 2018 21:37 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000gbew Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
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Latest media headlines

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Un terremoto de magnitud 5,5 se ha registrado en Vanuatu, una nación formada por 80 islas en el Pacífico Sur, informa el Centro Sismológico Euromediterráneo (CSEM). El foco del sismo se ha ubicado a 85 kilómetros de la isla Isangel , a 100

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),