M 5.9 in New Caledonia on 05 Dec 2018 04:28 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: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.5131 , 169.3675
Event Date: 05 Dec 2018 04:28 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i2hh
Inserted at: 05 Dec 2018 05:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (New Caledonia)

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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 1239827 -21.513/169.368 5.9 10 3.47 05 Dec 2018 05:13 00:45 (new episode)
2 0.01 1239827 -21.513/169.368 5.9 10 3.76 05 Dec 2018 06:34 02:06 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Caledonia New Caledonia <1000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 150000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 33000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kurine New Caledonia Village5 - 131 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village5 - 133 km
Miramas New Caledonia Village5 - 144 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village5 - 132 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village5 - 145 km
Eni New Caledonia Village5 - 146 km
Médu New Caledonia Village5 - 147 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village5 - 149 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village5 - 149 km
Umetch Vanuatu Village5 - 150 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village5 - 152 km
Isino Vanuatu Village5 - 152 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village4 7400 people 154 km
New Caledonia Village5 - 157 km
Nécé New Caledonia Village5 - 158 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village5 - 160 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village5 - 207 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village5 - 209 km
Xode New Caledonia Village5 - 210 km
Mou New Caledonia Village5 - 210 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village5 - 212 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village5 - 215 km
Inagod New Caledonia Village5 - 215 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village5 - 215 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village5 - 217 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village5 - 218 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village5 1400 people 219 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village5 - 220 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village5 - 220 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village5 - 220 km
Dosip New Caledonia Village5 - 221 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 222 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village5 - 222 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village5 - 223 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village5 - 223 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village5 - 224 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village5 - 225 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village5 - 225 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village5 - 229 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village5 - 230 km
New Caledonia Village4 10000 people 230 km
Havila New Caledonia Village5 - 230 km
Kédeigne New Caledonia Village5 - 230 km
Wapan New Caledonia Village5 - 231 km
Gadji New Caledonia Village5 - 232 km
Vao New Caledonia Village5 1800 people 234 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village5 - 235 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village5 - 235 km
Kuto New Caledonia Village5 - 236 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village5 - 236 km
Nang New Caledonia Village5 - 237 km
Mohoun'gha Vanuatu Village5 - 238 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village5 - 238 km
Ipao Vanuatu Village5 - 239 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 239 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village5 - 240 km
Chépénéhé New Caledonia Village5 - 245 km
Doking New Caledonia Village5 - 246 km
Douéoulou New Caledonia Village5 - 247 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village5 - 251 km
Huneté New Caledonia Village5 - 252 km
Goro New Caledonia Village5 - 259 km
Waho New Caledonia Village4 1600 people 263 km
Mamié New Caledonia Village5 - 264 km
Yaté-Village New Caledonia Village5 - 266 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village5 - 282 km
Ouinne New Caledonia Village5 - 284 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village5 - 286 km
Ifo Vanuatu Village5 - 288 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village5 - 289 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village5 - 294 km
Plum New Caledonia Village5 - 296 km
Petit-Borindi New Caledonia Village5 - 301 km
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village5 - 301 km
Saint-Louis New Caledonia Village5 - 304 km
Ognat New Caledonia Village5 - 305 km
Potnarvin Vanuatu Village5 - 306 km
Ognahu New Caledonia Village5 - 306 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village5 - 307 km
Fayaoué New Caledonia Village4 4900 people 309 km
Wadrilla New Caledonia Village5 - 309 km
Saint Roch New Caledonia Village5 - 309 km
Comm. du Mont-Dore New Caledonia City - 310 km
Wegnec St-Joseph New Caledonia Village5 - 311 km
Lekia New Caledonia Village5 - 312 km
Téouta New Caledonia Village5 - 312 km
Nouméa New Caledonia Capital 83000 people 315 km
Mouly New Caledonia Village5 - 318 km
Nouville New Caledonia Village5 - 320 km
Ndé New Caledonia Village5 - 326 km
Nassandou New Caledonia Village5 - 330 km
Tomo New Caledonia Village5 - 338 km
Bouloupari New Caledonia Village5 2100 people 346 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
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Ile Des Pins Moue ILP 96 Civ. Paved No 3600
Wanaham LIF 28 Civ. Paved No 3600
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Ipota IPA unknown 0
Ouvea Ouloup UVE 7 Civ. Paved No 3600
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0
Noumea / Magenta GEA 3 Civ. Paved Yes 4100
La Tontouta NOU 16 Civ. Paved Yes 10600

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Aneityum Island Vanuatu
Tadine New Caledonia
Matthew Island New Caledonia
Tana Island Vanuatu
We New Caledonia
Kuto New Caledonia
Hunter Island New Caledonia
Noumea NCNOU New Caledonia
Ducos NCDUS New Caledonia

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