M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 16 Dec 2018 09:48 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 1165408
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 9.56 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.3395 , 168.1388
Event Date: 16 Dec 2018 09:48 UTC
16 Dec 2018 20:48 Local
Exposed Population: About 77000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 Dec 2018 13:38 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000iu3c 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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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Ambrym Assessment UnderwayThu, 20 Dec 2018 09:40:00 +0100.

PORT VILA, 20 DECEMBER 2018 (VANUATU DAILY POST) – The Vanuatu Government, through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) will support the Malampa Provincial Government Council (MPGC) to assist communities in Ambrym affected by volc
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Ambrym assessment underwayThu, 20 Dec 2018 04:18:00 +0100.

The Vanuatu Government, through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) will support the Malampa Provincial Government Council (MPGC) to assist communities in Ambrym affected by volcanic eruption based on the findings of the assessme
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7.5-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off New CaledoniaMon, 17 Dec 2018 09:06:00 +0100.

New Caledonia Earthquake: Tsunami Warning Issued, Immediate Evacuation Ordered After 7.5-Magnitude Quake. UPDATE: 2.00 a.m. EST - Reports said the tsunami warning has been extended to as far as Fiji. Eric Backes, director of civil defense
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (39), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),