M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 20 Feb 2021 02:44 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 1256698
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 6.67 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.451 , 167.7237
Event Date: 20 Feb 2021 02:44 UTC
20 Feb 2021 13:44 Local
Exposed Population: About 48000 people in MMI>=IV
About 88000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 20 Feb 2021 03:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000djk6 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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An earthquake of magnitude 7.7 shook this Wednesday the Loyalty Islands and New Caledonia in the Pacific , according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Article link Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) issued a warning in the
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Vanuatu: Magnitude-5.1 offshore earthquake occurs in the Coral Sea wes ... Sat, 20 Feb 2021 20:56:00 +0100.

Event. A magnitude-5.1 offshore earthquake occurred in the Coral Sea west of Vanuatu at around 0425 VUT Feb. 21. The epicenter was about 52 km (32 miles) west-northwest of Port Vila. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles),
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Vanuatu: Magnitude-5.6 offshore earthquake occurs in Coral Sea west-no ... Sat, 20 Feb 2021 05:33:00 +0100.

Event. A magnitude-5.6 offshore earthquake occurred in the Coral Sea west of Vanuatu at around 1344 VUT Feb. 20. The epicenter was about 70 km (43 miles) west-northwest of Port Vila. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 6 km (4 miles), a
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Vanuatu: Magnitude-5.3 offshore earthquake occurs off Port Vila Feb. 1 ... Fri, 19 Feb 2021 11:46:00 +0100.

Event. A magnitude-5.3 offshore earthquake occurred in the Coral Sea west of central Vanuatu at approximately 2020 Feb. 19. The epicenter was about 71 km (44 miles) west of Port Vila. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles),
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),