M 6.3 in Vanuatu on 10 Sep 2018 19:31 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: 6.3M
Depth: 12 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.0759 , 170.1036
Event Date: 10 Sep 2018 19:31 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000hc1x
Inserted at: 10 Sep 2018 21:08 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000hc1x Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap 0 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

ShakeMap is a product of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program in conjunction with the regional seismic networks. ShakeMaps provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes.


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.


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)

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Critical infrastructure

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More information

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