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
Lat/Lon: -22.0759 , 170.1036
Event Date: 10 Sep 2018 19:31 UTC
11 Sep 2018 06:31 Local
Exposed Population: About 600 people in MMI>=IV
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 (vector) 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 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
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1227829 -22.06/170.086 6.1 10 3.62 10 Sep 2018 19:53 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1227837 -22.06/170.086 6.1 10 3.62 10 Sep 2018 21:08 01:36 (new episode)
3 0 1227837 -22.076/170.104 6.3 12 3.75 10 Sep 2018 21:14 01:42 (upd of #2)
4 0 1227837 -22.027/170.129 6.3 12 3.76 10 Sep 2018 21:16 01:44 (upd of #3)
5 0 1227837 -22.027/170.129 6.3 12 3.76 10 Sep 2018 21:35 02:04 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 33000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 160000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Umetch Vanuatu Village - 203 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village - 205 km
Isino Vanuatu Village - 210 km
Kurine New Caledonia Village - 212 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village - 215 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village - 216 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village - 217 km
Eni New Caledonia Village - 225 km
Médu New Caledonia Village - 226 km
Miramas New Caledonia Village - 227 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village - 228 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village - 229 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village 7400 people 235 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village - 237 km
Nécé New Caledonia Village - 241 km
New Caledonia Village - 242 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village - 277 km
Vao New Caledonia Village 1800 people 277 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village - 278 km
Wapan New Caledonia Village - 278 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village - 280 km
Gadji New Caledonia Village - 280 km
Kuto New Caledonia Village - 281 km
Mohoun'gha Vanuatu Village - 282 km
Ipao Vanuatu Village - 282 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village - 285 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village - 286 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village - 287 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village - 287 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village - 289 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village - 290 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village 1400 people 291 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village - 293 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village - 294 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village - 294 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village - 295 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village - 296 km
Xode New Caledonia Village - 298 km
Mou New Caledonia Village - 299 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village - 300 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village - 302 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village - 304 km
Inagod New Caledonia Village - 304 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village - 308 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village - 311 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village - 311 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village - 311 km
Dosip New Caledonia Village - 311 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village - 312 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village - 314 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village - 315 km
Kédeigne New Caledonia Village - 319 km
Goro New Caledonia Village - 319 km
New Caledonia Village 10000 people 320 km
Havila New Caledonia Village - 321 km
Waho New Caledonia Village 1600 people 326 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village - 326 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village - 328 km
Nang New Caledonia Village - 328 km
Yaté-Village New Caledonia Village - 330 km
Mamié New Caledonia Village - 330 km
Chépénéhé New Caledonia Village - 336 km
Douéoulou New Caledonia Village - 337 km
Ouara New Caledonia Village - 339 km
Doking New Caledonia Village - 339 km
Huneté New Caledonia Village - 343 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village - 354 km
Ifo Vanuatu Village - 357 km
Plum New Caledonia Village - 358 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village - 359 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village - 363 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village - 364 km
Saint-Louis New Caledonia Village - 367 km
Comm. du Mont-Dore New Caledonia City - 374 km
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village - 376 km
Dumbéa New Caledonia Village 15000 people 376 km
Nouméa New Caledonia Capital 83000 people 377 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village - 382 km
Païta New Caledonia Village 8600 people 385 km
Ognahu New Caledonia Village - 397 km
Nassandou New Caledonia Village - 397 km
Fayaoué New Caledonia Village 4900 people 399 km
Wadrilla New Caledonia Village - 400 km
Bouloupari New Caledonia Village 2100 people 418 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)
Mare la Roche MEE 43 Civ. Paved No 3200
Ile Des Pins Moue ILP 96 Civ. Paved No 3600
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Wanaham LIF 28 Civ. Paved No 3600
Ile Ouen IOU unknown 0
Ipota IPA unknown 0
Noumea / Magenta GEA 3 Civ. Paved Yes 4100
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0
Ouvea Ouloup UVE 7 Civ. Paved No 3600
La Tontouta NOU 16 Civ. Paved Yes 10600

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Matthew Island New Caledonia
Aneityum Island Vanuatu
Hunter Island New Caledonia
Tadine New Caledonia
Kuto New Caledonia
Tana Island Vanuatu
We New Caledonia
Noumea NCNOU New Caledonia
Ducos NCDUS New Caledonia

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