M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 14 Nov 2020 06:42 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: 40.67 Km
Lat/Lon: -19.5938 , 168.7588
Event Date: 14 Nov 2020 06:42 UTC
14 Nov 2020 17:42 Local
Exposed Population: About 17000 people in MMI>=IV
About 35000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us7000ceup
Inserted at: 14 Nov 2020 07:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000ceup Scaled population (raster) 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
1343148 0 14 Nov 2020 06:42 5.5M, 40.67km 3.65 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:20 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


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1343148 -19.594/168.759 5.5 40.7 3.67 14 Nov 2020 07:05 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1343148 -19.594/168.759 5.5 40.7 3.653 14 Nov 2020 08:45 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1343148 -19.594/168.759 5.5 40.7 3.653 15 Nov 2020 06:45 1d 00:03 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 14000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Loanatom Vanuatu Village - 52 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village - 54 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village 1400 people 55 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village - 57 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village - 58 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village - 60 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)
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0

More information

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