M 5.9 in Vanuatu on 14 Dec 2019 04:57 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 1198112
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 27 Km
Lat/Lon: -14.4222 , 167.6886
Event Date: 14 Dec 2019 04:57 UTC
14 Dec 2019 15:57 Local
Exposed Population: About 2000 people in MMI V
About 17000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Dec 2019 05:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us60006rem Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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

New tsunami warning system launched in PacificMon, 16 Dec 2019 20:45:00 +0100.

Apia, SAMOA — New Zealand's climate and ocean science agency (NIWA) has started deploying a new tsunami warning system around the Pacific. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters revealed while in Apia, Samoa, on Friday that NIWA's ship Tangar
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1:24 Tsunami early warning system deployed in the PacificMon, 16 Dec 2019 19:54:00 +0100.

Wellington, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research of New Zealand (NIWA) began today to deploy a new tsunami warning system throughout the Pacific Ocean. The NIWA Tangaroa ship is located near Apia,
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10:34 Despliegan sistema de alerta temprana de tsunami en el PacíficoMon, 16 Dec 2019 17:10:00 +0100.

Wellington, 16 dic (Prensa Latina) La agencia de clima y ciencia oceánica de Nueva Zelanda (NIWA, por sus siglas en inglés) comenzó hoy a desplegar un nuevo sistema de alerta de tsunami en todo el océano Pacífico. El barco de la agencia, N
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New tsunami warning system launched in PacificSun, 15 Dec 2019 23:01:00 +0100.

New Zealand's climate and ocean science agency (NIWA) has started deploying a new tsunami warning system around the Pacific. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters revealed while in Apia, Samoa, on Friday that NIWA's ship Tangaroa is on a mi
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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 (42), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),