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

  • 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: 6.1 (VUT)

Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1218556 -19.040400/169.506800 5.5 259.29 3.03 08 Jul 2018 21:04 08 Jul 2018 21:29 00:24 (new episode)
2 0.01 1218556 -19.040400/169.506800 5.5 259.29 3.03 08 Jul 2018 21:04 08 Jul 2018 23:11 02:07 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Vanuatu ,of Vanuatu (population 165,000) .

The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Population

Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 30000 people

Affected 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
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
Rampunalvat Vanuatu Village5 - 63 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)
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Ipota IPA unknown 0
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Tana Island Vanuatu


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