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M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 08 Jul 2018 21:04 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 259.29 km (very deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000fzwt
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -19.0404, 169.5068
  • Time (UTC): 08 Jul 2018 21:04:36
  • Time (ECT): 08 Jul 2018 23:04:36
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (VUT)

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1218556 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1218556
0.01 realtime 2018-07-08 21:23:28 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 235526
0 realtime 2018-07-08 21:23:28 40 thousand No people affected 0
  Shakemap 2
0.01 realtime 2018-07-08 23:11:56 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
08 Jul 2018 21:04 5.5M, 259.29km 3.03 40 thousand 00:18 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 36000 people
75 km 36000 people
50 km 6100 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

The earthquake happened in Vanuatu , of Vanuatu (population 165,000) . The nearest places are Ifo, Isavaï, Yawisaghuwi, Ipota, Umpon Mompu, Lownepina, Loounimhapeun, Laounalang, Loounémeloupang, Potnarvin, and Yeruareng.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ifo Vanuatu Village5 - 23 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village5 - 25 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village5 - 30 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village5 - 31 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village5 - 38 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village5 - 38 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 41 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village5 - 43 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village5 - 44 km
Potnarvin Vanuatu Village5 - 44 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village5 - 46 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village5 - 50 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village5 - 50 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village5 - 50 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village5 - 52 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village5 - 52 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village5 - 54 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village5 - 55 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village5 - 57 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village5 - 57 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village5 - 57 km
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village5 - 57 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village5 - 58 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village5 - 59 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village5 1400 people 60 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village5 - 60 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village5 - 62 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village5 - 62 km
Rampunalvat Vanuatu Village5 - 63 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village5 - 65 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village5 - 68 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Aniwa AWD unknown 0 24 km
Ipota IPA unknown 0 31 km
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0 55 km
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 55 km
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0 61 km
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0 93 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tana Island Vanuatu 49 km

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