M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 09 Jan 2021 01:39 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 1250853
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 183.67 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.1755 , 167.9359
Event Date: 09 Jan 2021 01:39 UTC
09 Jan 2021 12:39 Local
Exposed Population:
About 86000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 09 Jan 2021 01:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d6xb Scaled population (vector) 5.03  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
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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 (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),