M 4.9 in Vanuatu on 18 Nov 2021 07:18 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 1297434
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 109.8 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.7944 , 169.9025
Event Date: 18 Nov 2021 07:18 UTC
18 Nov 2021 18:18 Local
Exposed Population:
Few people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 18 Nov 2021 07:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fv1d Scaled population (vector) 2.49  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 65 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

In a first, Japan considers release of oil reserves after U.S. request ... 2021-11-22T06:02+0100.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering the unprecedented release of state oil reserves after a request from Washington for coordinated action to combat soaring energy prices, three government sources with knowledge of the possible plan told
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In a first, Japan considers release of oil reserves after US request - ... 2021-11-22T05:58+0100.

TOKYO : Japan is considering the unprecedented release of state oil reserves after a request from Washington for coordinated action to combat soaring energy prices, three government sources with knowledge of the possible plan told Reuters.
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In a first, Japan considers release of oil reserves after U.S. request ... 2021-11-22T05:50+0100.

Japan is considering the unprecedented release of state oil reserves after a request from Washington for coordinated action to combat soaring energy prices, three government sources with knowledge of the possible plan told Reuters. One of t
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In a first, Japan considers release of oil reserves after U.S. request ... 2021-11-22T05:47+0100.

By Ritsuko Shimizu and Yoshifumi Takemoto. TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is considering the unprecedented release of state oil reserves after a request from Washington for coordinated action to combat soaring energy prices, three government sourc
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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 (43), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),