M 5.9 in Vanuatu on 12 Sep 2020 08:34 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 1234082
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.2562 , 167.6938
Event Date: 12 Sep 2020 08:34 UTC
12 Sep 2020 19:34 Local
Exposed Population: About 94000 people in MMI>=IV
100000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Sep 2020 09:04 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000bmcx Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
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VANUATU TERREMOTO - Un seísmo de magnitud 5,9 golpea la zona central d ... Sat, 12 Sep 2020 13:05:00 +0200.

Un terremoto de magnitud 5,9 en la escala Richter se sintió este sábado en aguas de la zona central del archipiélago de Vanuatu, en el Pacífico Sur, sin que se haya emitido por el momento una alerta de tsunami. El Servicio Geológico de Esta

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: JRC (42), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),