M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 15 Dec 2018 20:21 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 1165374
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 34.73 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.3677 , 168.2126
Event Date: 15 Dec 2018 20:21 UTC
16 Dec 2018 07:21 Local
Exposed Population: About 74000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Dec 2018 20:43 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000itwu Scaled population (vector) 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, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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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),