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
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 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  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.

Tsunami affected locations

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)

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Initial conditions

Title: "M6.3 Southeast of Loyalty Islands"

Fault parameters

  • Length: 22 km
  • Width: 6 km
  • Magnitude: 6.3 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: .6 m
  • Strike: 311 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 20 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 10 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): 168.53, -23.63, 171.53, -20.63
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:.25 minutes

Sea Level