M 5.9 in Vanuatu on 16 May 2020 03:15 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1218234
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 165.66 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.0936 , 167.9806
Event Date: 16 May 2020 03:15 UTC
16 May 2020 14:15 Local
Exposed Population: 100000 people in MMI>=IV
About 86000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 May 2020 16:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70009hnm Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
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Seísmo de magnitud 5,9 sacude el archipiélago de Vanuato en el Pacífic ... Sat, 16 May 2020 07:26:00 +0200.

Un terremoto de magnitud 5,9 sacudió este miércoles las costas del noreste del archipiélago de Vanuatu, en el Pacífico Sur, sin que haya provocado víctimas ni daños materiales graves. (Foto: EFE. Bangkok, 16 may (EFE).- Un terremoto de mag

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (42), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),