M 5.9 in Vanuatu on 03 Jan 2022 02:09 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 1304412
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 121.88 Km
Lat/Lon: -13.1895 , 166.8342
Event Date: 03 Jan 2022 02:09 UTC
03 Jan 2022 13:09 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
2 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 03 Jan 2022 02:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000g8kq 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.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. 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

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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 (50), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),