sábado, 9 de diciembre de 2017

Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Vanuatu on 12/9/2017 1:15:22 AM

M 4.8 in Vanuatu on 09 Dec 2017 01:15 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: M4.8
  • Depth: 133.34 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 09 Dec 2017 01:15
  • Exposed Population: 110000 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Vanuatu, of Vanuatu (population 165,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 25km. The nearest places are Lolovélé (31km), Walaha (33km), Duin Dui (38km), Walurigi (44km), Longang (46km), and 33 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Redcliffe (30km), Walaha (34km), Longana (53km), Big Bay (53km), Sara (53km), and 5 more. The nearest ports are Pentecost Island (51km), Palikoulo Bay (59km), Santo (62km), Turtle Bay (70km), Ambryn Island (74km), and 3 more.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 82000 people 4
50 km 14000 people 1
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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