M 5.8 in Vanuatu Islands on 10 May 2019 08:44 UTC
EQ parameters
Tsunami

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: 5.8M
Depth: 111.01 Km
Lat/Lon: -19.7507 , 169.0856
Event Date: 10 May 2019 08:44 UTC
Exposed Population: About 34000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003j7l
Inserted at: 11 May 2019 08:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003j7l Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1259730 0 10 May 2019 08:44 5.8M, 111.01km 4.18 30 thousand 1d 00:02 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 Vanuatu , of Vanuatu (population 165,000) . The nearest places are Isangel, Lénakel, Loanatom, Yérou, Loonélapeun, Yeruareng, Iléreup, Imwareupo, Lowkahmal, Imareukak, and Lownepina.

Radius Population
100 km 34000 people
75 km 32000 people
50 km 30000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Isangel Vanuatu Village5 1400 people 31 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village5 - 31 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village5 - 32 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village5 - 33 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 34 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village5 - 35 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village5 - 40 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village5 - 40 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village5 - 41 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village5 - 41 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village5 - 42 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village5 - 43 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village5 - 43 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village5 - 45 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village5 - 46 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village5 - 47 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village5 - 47 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village5 - 47 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 49 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village5 - 50 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village5 - 52 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 36 km
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0 36 km
Aniwa AWD unknown 0 79 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tana Island Vanuatu 43 km
Aneityum Island Vanuatu 90 km

More information

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