M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 08 Jul 2018 21:04 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: 5.5M
Depth: 259.29 Km
Lat/Lon: -19.0404 , 169.5068
Event Date: 08 Jul 2018 21:04 UTC
09 Jul 2018 08:04 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IV
About 36000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000fzwt
Inserted at: 08 Jul 2018 21:23 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000fzwt Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1218556 0 08 Jul 2018 21:04 5.5M, 259.29km 3.03 40 thousand 00:18 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) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people
210000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1218556 -19.04/169.507 5.5 259.29 3.03 08 Jul 2018 21:29 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1218556 -19.04/169.507 5.5 259.29 3.03 08 Jul 2018 23:11 02:07 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 30000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ifo Vanuatu Village - 23 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village - 25 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village - 30 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village - 31 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village - 38 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village - 38 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village - 41 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village - 43 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village - 44 km
Potnarvin Vanuatu Village - 44 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village - 46 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village - 50 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village - 50 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village - 50 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village - 52 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village - 52 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village - 54 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village - 55 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village - 57 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village - 57 km
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village - 57 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village - 58 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village - 59 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village 1400 people 60 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village - 60 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village - 62 km
Rampunalvat Vanuatu Village - 63 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)
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Ipota IPA unknown 0
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Tana Island Vanuatu

More information

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