M 6.1 in Vanuatu on 10 Sep 2018 19:31 UTC
Shakemap
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: 6.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.0605 , 170.0855
Event Date: 10 Sep 2018 19:31 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000hc1x
Inserted at: 10 Sep 2018 19:52 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000hc1x Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1227823 0 10 Sep 2018 19:31 6.6M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:06 PTWC
1227826 0 10 Sep 2018 19:31 6.6M, 10km N/A No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 00:07 NTWC    
1227829 0 10 Sep 2018 19:31 6.1M, 10km 3.62 No people affected 00:20 NEIC
1227837 0 10 Sep 2018 19:31 6.3M, 12km 3.76 No people affected 0m (at 00:00) 01:36 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 alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1227829 -22.06/170.086 6.1 10 3.62 10 Sep 2018 19:53 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1227837 -22.06/170.086 6.1 10 3.62 10 Sep 2018 21:08 01:36 (new episode)
3 0 1227837 -22.076/170.104 6.3 12 3.75 10 Sep 2018 21:14 01:42 (upd of #2)
4 0 1227837 -22.027/170.129 6.3 12 3.76 10 Sep 2018 21:16 01:44 (upd of #3)
5 0 1227837 -22.027/170.129 6.3 12 3.76 10 Sep 2018 21:35 02:04 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 33000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 160000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Umetch Vanuatu Village5 - 203 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village5 - 205 km
Isino Vanuatu Village5 - 210 km
Kurine New Caledonia Village5 - 212 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village5 - 215 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village5 - 216 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village5 - 217 km
Eni New Caledonia Village5 - 225 km
Médu New Caledonia Village5 - 226 km
Miramas New Caledonia Village5 - 227 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village5 - 228 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village5 - 229 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village4 7400 people 235 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village5 - 237 km
Nécé New Caledonia Village5 - 241 km
New Caledonia Village5 - 242 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village5 - 277 km
Vao New Caledonia Village5 1800 people 277 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village5 - 278 km
Wapan New Caledonia Village5 - 278 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village5 - 280 km
Gadji New Caledonia Village5 - 280 km
Kuto New Caledonia Village5 - 281 km
Mohoun'gha Vanuatu Village5 - 282 km
Ipao Vanuatu Village5 - 282 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village5 - 285 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village5 - 286 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village5 - 287 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village5 - 287 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village5 - 289 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village5 - 290 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village5 1400 people 291 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village5 - 293 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 294 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village5 - 294 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village5 - 295 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village5 - 296 km
Xode New Caledonia Village5 - 298 km
Mou New Caledonia Village5 - 299 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village5 - 300 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village5 - 302 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village5 - 304 km
Inagod New Caledonia Village5 - 304 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village5 - 308 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village5 - 311 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village5 - 311 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 311 km
Dosip New Caledonia Village5 - 311 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village5 - 312 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village5 - 314 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village5 - 315 km
Kédeigne New Caledonia Village5 - 319 km
Goro New Caledonia Village5 - 319 km
New Caledonia Village4 10000 people 320 km
Havila New Caledonia Village5 - 321 km
Waho New Caledonia Village4 1600 people 326 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village5 - 326 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village5 - 328 km
Nang New Caledonia Village5 - 328 km
Yaté-Village New Caledonia Village5 - 330 km
Mamié New Caledonia Village5 - 330 km
Chépénéhé New Caledonia Village5 - 336 km
Douéoulou New Caledonia Village5 - 337 km
Ouara New Caledonia Village5 - 339 km
Doking New Caledonia Village5 - 339 km
Huneté New Caledonia Village5 - 343 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village5 - 354 km
Ifo Vanuatu Village5 - 357 km
Plum New Caledonia Village5 - 358 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village5 - 359 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village5 - 363 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village5 - 364 km
Saint-Louis New Caledonia Village5 - 367 km
Comm. du Mont-Dore New Caledonia City - 374 km
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village5 - 376 km
Dumbéa New Caledonia Village4 15000 people 376 km
Nouméa New Caledonia Capital 83000 people 377 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village5 - 382 km
Païta New Caledonia Village4 8600 people 385 km
Ognahu New Caledonia Village5 - 397 km
Nassandou New Caledonia Village5 - 397 km
Fayaoué New Caledonia Village4 4900 people 399 km
Wadrilla New Caledonia Village5 - 400 km
Bouloupari New Caledonia Village5 2100 people 418 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
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Wanaham LIF 28 Civ. Paved No 3600
Ile Ouen IOU unknown 0
Ipota IPA unknown 0
Noumea / Magenta GEA 3 Civ. Paved Yes 4100
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0
Ouvea Ouloup UVE 7 Civ. Paved No 3600
La Tontouta NOU 16 Civ. Paved Yes 10600

Ports

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

More information

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