Green alert: earthquake M 5.1 in Vanuatu on 3/19/2018 2:36:37 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 18 Mar 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.1 in Vanuatu on 19 Mar 2018 02:36 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: M5.1Depth: 132.17 KmEvent Date UTC: 19 Mar 2018 02:36Exposed Population: 110000 people within 100km

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

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Vanuatu, of Vanuatu (population 165,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 18km. The nearest places are Lolovélé (25km), Walaha (26km), Duin Dui (31km), Walurigi (38km), Longang (41km), and 28 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Redcliffe (24km), Walaha (27km), Longana (47km), Sara (51km), Santo Pekoa International (runway 6500ft, 54km), and 5 more. The nearest ports are Pentecost Island (54km), Palikoulo Bay (55km), Santo (58km), Turtle Bay (65km), Maewo Island (74km), and 3 more.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 84000 people 4 50 km 17000 people 2 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0


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