M 4.9 in Vanuatu on 07 Dec 2021 16:51 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 1300395
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 38.38 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.157 , 168.1676
Event Date: 07 Dec 2021 16:51 UTC
08 Dec 2021 03:51 Local
Exposed Population:
80 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 13 Dec 2021 22:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000ga4b Scaled population (vector) 4.96  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
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Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (43), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),