M 6.2 in Vanuatu on 16 Feb 2021 00:49 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 1256120
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 5.59 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.8192 , 167.5901
Event Date: 16 Feb 2021 00:49 UTC
16 Feb 2021 11:49 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
About 77000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 19 Feb 2021 03:39 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
6.1 (Vanuatu)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0.1 0.1
us6000dhxn Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0.18m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.18m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1.12      
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Latest media headlines

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The epicenter of M6.1 earthquake at 22:49 UTC on February 17 was located 439 km (273 miles) ESE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. It was preceded by M5.0 at 10:51 UTC and M5.2 at 12:59 UTC on February 17, and followed by M4.9 at 23

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (90), (5), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),