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Mw 5.7 Earthquake, Green alert in Vanuatu on 17 Apr 2017 02:21 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.7M, Depth:20.37km
  • on 17 Apr 2017 02:21 UTC
  • About 1932 people within 100km
  • inserted at 17 Apr 2017 02:42:04

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.7 M
  • Depth: 20.37 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 14 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us10008i97
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -13.3869, 166.5373
  • Time (UTC): 17 Apr 2017 02:21:32
  • Time (ECT): 17 Apr 2017 04:21:32

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Vanuatu , of Vanuatu (population 165,000) . The nearest places are Vipaka, and Gavigamana.

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 1900 people
75 km 1400 people
50 km 1400 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people

Affected Populated Places

See complete places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Vipaka Vanuatu Village5 - 11 km
Gavigamana Vanuatu Village6 - 28 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Torres TOH unknown 0 13 km

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
 
 
Episode 1164239
1 realtime 2017-04-17 04:42:16 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 182134
0 realtime 2017-04-17 04:42:16 2 thousand Few people affected 1.31 0
  Shakemap 2
1 realtime 2017-05-26 12:09:30 No people affected 0 0
 
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IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1164239

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1164239
1 realtime 2017-04-17 04:42:16 No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 182134
0 realtime 2017-04-17 04:42:16 2 thousand Few people affected 1.31 0
  Shakemap 2
1 realtime 2017-05-26 12:09:30 No people affected 0 0
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17 Apr 2017 02:21 5.7M, 20.37km 4.79 2 thousand 00:20 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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