M 6.6 in New Caledonia on 05 Dec 2018 06:43 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.0502 , 169.6677
Event Date: 05 Dec 2018 06:43 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i2k0
Inserted at: 05 Dec 2018 07:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (New Caledonia)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us1000i2k0 Scaled population 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1239847 0.2 05 Dec 2018 06:43 7M, 10km 4.31 No people affected 0.2m (at 00:50) 00:07 PTWC
1239850 0.2 05 Dec 2018 06:43 7M, 10km N/A No people affected 0.2m (at 00:46) 00:09 NTWC    
1239856 0 05 Dec 2018 06:43 6.6M, 10km 4.4 No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:23 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in New Caledonia , of New Caledonia (population 178,000) .

Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Caledonia New Caledonia 170000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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