M 5.6 in Vanuatu Islands on 05 May 2022 20:15 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 1321442
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 20.28 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.3833 , 167.6708
Event Date: 05 May 2022 20:15 UTC
06 May 2022 07:15 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
90 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 12 May 2022 18:20 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000h7da Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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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 (48), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (2), INFORM (1),