M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 08 Dec 2023 07:19 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 1404730
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 46.2 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.3873 , 169.4892
Event Date: 08 Dec 2023 07:19 UTC
08 Dec 2023 18:19 Local
Exposed Population: 30 thousand in MMI&>=III
Inserted at: 08 Dec 2023 07:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 (Vanuatu)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000lh9a Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
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Latest media headlines

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WFP Pacific: Multi-country Brief (October 2023)2023-12-11T06:47+0100.

Attachments Highlights. On 24 October, Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Lola (TC Lola) made landfall in Vanuatu. WFP’s Pacific MultiCountry Office was in contact with the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), the national Food Secu
Major earthquake hits Vanuatu archipelago, warnings of tsunami2023-12-10T10:50+0100.

© Getty Images. A major earthquake struck the south of the Vanuatu archipelago, located east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean, on Thursday. This is reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). There is also a warning of a tsunam

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: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),