M 5.4 in Vanuatu on 30 Sep 2020 19:35 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 1237499
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.4M
Depth: 8.74 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.0258 , 167.7784
Event Date: 30 Sep 2020 19:35 UTC
01 Oct 2020 06:35 Local
Exposed Population: About 2000 people in MMI>=IV
110000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 Oct 2020 20:48 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000c3bi Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
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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

Articles: 2 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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