M 6 in New Caledonia on 05 Dec 2018 04:14 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: 6.0M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.9814 , 169.3156
Event Date: 05 Dec 2018 04:14 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i2gr
Inserted at: 05 Dec 2018 04:34 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (New Caledonia)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in New Caledonia ,of New Caledonia (population 178,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1239812 -21.981/169.316 6 10 3.88 05 Dec 2018 04:39 00:24 (new episode)
2 0.01 1239812 -21.981/169.316 6 10 3.88 05 Dec 2018 06:17 02:03 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Caledonia New Caledonia 16000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu <1000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kurine New Caledonia Village5 - 134 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village5 - 138 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village5 - 139 km
Eni New Caledonia Village5 - 145 km
Médu New Caledonia Village5 - 146 km
Miramas New Caledonia Village5 - 149 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village5 - 149 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village5 - 151 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village4 7400 people 156 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village5 - 160 km
Nécé New Caledonia Village5 - 162 km
New Caledonia Village5 - 164 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village5 - 200 km
Umetch Vanuatu Village5 - 201 km
Wapan New Caledonia Village5 - 204 km
Isino Vanuatu Village5 - 204 km
Vao New Caledonia Village5 1800 people 204 km
Gadji New Caledonia Village5 - 205 km
Kuto New Caledonia Village5 - 208 km
Xode New Caledonia Village5 - 221 km
Mou New Caledonia Village5 - 222 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village5 - 227 km
Inagod New Caledonia Village5 - 229 km
Dosip New Caledonia Village5 - 236 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village5 - 236 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village5 - 238 km
Kédeigne New Caledonia Village5 - 242 km
New Caledonia Village4 10000 people 245 km
Havila New Caledonia Village5 - 246 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village5 - 252 km
Nang New Caledonia Village5 - 253 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village5 - 254 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Mare la Roche MEE 43 Civ. Paved No 3200
Ile Des Pins Moue ILP 96 Civ. Paved No 3600
Wanaham LIF 28 Civ. Paved No 3600

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Tadine New Caledonia
Aneityum Island Vanuatu
Kuto New Caledonia
We New Caledonia

More information

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