M 6.1 in Vanuatu on 10 Jan 2021 06:48 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: 6.1M
Depth: 160 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.0368 , 167.8548
Event Date: 10 Jan 2021 06:48 UTC
10 Jan 2021 17:48 Local
Exposed Population: 210000 people in MMI>=IV
110000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000d764
Inserted at: 10 Jan 2021 07:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d764 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
1352128 0 10 Jan 2021 06:48 6M, 159.99km 4.04 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:17 NEIC
1352130 0 10 Jan 2021 06:48 6.1M, 160km 4.12 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:43 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 1352128 -16.038/167.879 6.0 160.0 4.039 10 Jan 2021 07:06 00:18 (new episode)
2 0 1352130 -16.037/167.855 6.1 160.0 4.123 10 Jan 2021 08:03 01:14 (new episode)
3 0 1352130 -16.037/167.855 6.1 160.0 4.123 10 Jan 2021 08:51 02:03 (upd of #2)
4 0 1352130 -16.037/167.855 6.1 160.0 4.123 11 Jan 2021 06:51 1d 00:03 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 20000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Fali Vanuatu Village - 26 km
Yaotilie Vanuatu Village - 29 km
Yélowouwou Vanuatu Village - 30 km
Linbul Vanuatu Village - 31 km
Olal Vanuatu Village - 34 km
Rerep Vanuatu Village - 34 km
Roghumbo Vanuatu Village - 35 km
Lambulmbatuei Vanuatu Village - 36 km
Port-Vato Vanuatu Village - 39 km
Fonwor Vanuatu Village - 39 km
Bourbar Vanuatu Village - 42 km
Lamap Vanuatu Village - 44 km
Katbol Vanuatu Village - 45 km
Mériver Vanuatu Village - 47 km
Lakatoro Vanuatu Village <1000 people 48 km
Endu Pahakol Vanuatu Village - 49 km
Norsup Vanuatu Village 2900 people 49 km
Laravet Vanuatu Village - 54 km
Vinmavis Vanuatu Village - 55 km

see full list


Critical infrastructure

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

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu

More information

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