M 5.6 in Vanuatu on 20 Nov 2021 10:57 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 1297742
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 127.94 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.6075 , 167.6032
Event Date: 20 Nov 2021 10:57 UTC
20 Nov 2021 21:57 Local
Exposed Population: 150000 people in MMI>=IV
120 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 20 Nov 2021 18:28 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fvq5 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 4 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Santo, Luganville, Sanma Provinc ... 2021-11-20T12:15+0100.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the evening on Saturday, November 20th, 2021, at 9:57 pm local time near Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). According to pr
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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Near Santo, Sanma, Vanuatu, on Saturday ... 2021-11-20T12:15+0100.

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the evening on Saturday, November 20th, 2021, at 9:57 pm local time near Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu,
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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: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),