M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 14 Oct 2021 05:51 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 1290123
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 119.19 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.0851 , 167.4023
Event Date: 14 Oct 2021 05:51 UTC
14 Oct 2021 16:51 Local
Exposed Population: 140000 people in MMI>=IV
80 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 18 Oct 2021 15:07 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000fugu Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 98 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

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Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed2021-10-18T04:04+0200.

Japan's new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. Speaking at his first visit to the facility si
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Volcano La Palma, Spain, spews ‘Tsunami of Lava’2021-10-18T03:46+0200.

—INVOLCAN (@involcan) October 14, 2021 A Canary Islands Volcanology Institute spokesperson said the latest eruption had caused a “lava tsunami,” which they caught on camera on Friday. The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava as it continues to e
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Kishida says Fukushima wastewater release can’t be delayed October 18, ... 2021-10-18T01:56+0200.

Japan's new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. Speaking at his first visit to the facility si
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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 (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),