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: 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 1239847 -22.05/169.668 6.6 10 4.31 05 Dec 2018 07:05 00:22 (new episode)
2 0.01 1239856 -22.05/169.668 6.6 10 4.31 05 Dec 2018 07:07 00:24 (new episode)
3 0.01 1239856 -22.05/169.668 6.6 10 4.4 05 Dec 2018 08:47 02:04 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Caledonia New Caledonia 7200 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu <1000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 150000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 31000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kurine New Caledonia Village5 - 170 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village5 - 175 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village5 - 176 km
Eni New Caledonia Village5 - 182 km
Médu New Caledonia Village5 - 183 km
Miramas New Caledonia Village5 - 186 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village5 - 186 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village5 - 188 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village4 7400 people 193 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village5 - 196 km
Nécé New Caledonia Village5 - 199 km
New Caledonia Village5 - 201 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village5 - 202 km
Isino Vanuatu Village5 - 207 km
Wapan New Caledonia Village5 - 236 km
Xode New Caledonia Village5 - 257 km
Mou New Caledonia Village5 - 259 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village5 - 263 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village5 - 272 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village5 - 274 km
Kédeigne New Caledonia Village5 - 278 km
Nang New Caledonia Village5 - 289 km
Umetch Vanuatu Village5 - 202 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village5 - 212 km
Vao New Caledonia Village5 1800 people 236 km
Gadji New Caledonia Village5 - 238 km
Kuto New Caledonia Village5 - 239 km
Inagod New Caledonia Village5 - 264 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village5 - 268 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village5 - 269 km
Dosip New Caledonia Village5 - 271 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village5 - 272 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village5 - 276 km
Goro New Caledonia Village5 - 276 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village5 - 277 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village5 - 279 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village5 - 280 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village5 - 281 km
New Caledonia Village4 10000 people 281 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village5 1400 people 281 km
Havila New Caledonia Village5 - 281 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village5 - 282 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village5 - 283 km
Waho New Caledonia Village4 1600 people 283 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 284 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village5 - 285 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village5 - 285 km
Mohoun'gha Vanuatu Village5 - 286 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village5 - 286 km
Yaté-Village New Caledonia Village5 - 287 km
Ipao Vanuatu Village5 - 287 km
Mamié New Caledonia Village5 - 287 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village5 - 287 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village5 - 289 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village5 - 290 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village5 - 292 km
Ouara New Caledonia Village5 - 296 km
Douéoulou New Caledonia Village5 - 296 km
Chépénéhé New Caledonia Village5 - 297 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village5 - 298 km
Doking New Caledonia Village5 - 300 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village5 - 301 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 301 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village5 - 302 km
Huneté New Caledonia Village5 - 304 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village5 - 310 km
Ouinne New Caledonia Village5 - 310 km
Plum New Caledonia Village5 - 315 km
Saint-Louis New Caledonia Village5 - 324 km
Comm. du Mont-Dore New Caledonia City - 331 km
Petit-Borindi New Caledonia Village5 - 331 km
Nouméa New Caledonia Capital 83000 people 334 km
Nouville New Caledonia Village5 - 340 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village5 - 344 km
Ndé New Caledonia Village5 - 348 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village5 - 349 km
Ifo Vanuatu Village5 - 349 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village5 - 352 km
Nassandou New Caledonia Village5 - 354 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village5 - 355 km
Ognahu New Caledonia Village5 - 357 km
Ognat New Caledonia Village5 - 359 km
Fayaoué New Caledonia Village4 4900 people 359 km
Wadrilla New Caledonia Village5 - 360 km
Lekia New Caledonia Village5 - 361 km
Wegnec St-Joseph New Caledonia Village5 - 364 km
Tomo New Caledonia Village5 - 365 km
Téouta New Caledonia Village5 - 366 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village5 - 371 km
Bouloupari New Caledonia Village5 2100 people 375 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
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Ile Ouen IOU unknown 0
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Noumea / Magenta GEA 3 Civ. Paved Yes 4100
La Tontouta NOU 16 Civ. Paved Yes 10600
Ouvea Ouloup UVE 7 Civ. Paved No 3600
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0

Ports

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

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