M 6.1 in Vanuatu on 10 Sep 2018 19:31 UTC
EQ parameters

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
11 Sep 2018 06:31 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IV
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)


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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.

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 episode that has the last updated information.
* 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) .

Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 170000 people

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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