M 7 in Southeast Of Loyalty Islands on 14 Sep 2022 11:04 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 7.0M
Depth: 144.885 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.1908 , 170.2397
Event Date: 14 Sep 2022 11:04 UTC
14 Sep 2022 22:04 Local
Exposed Population: About 9000 people in MMI
20 thousand in MMI&>=V
Source: NEIC us7000i7ya
Inserted at: 14 Sep 2022 12:02 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000i7ya Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1461999 0 14 Sep 2022 11:04 7M, 141km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:09 GEOFON
1462000 0 14 Sep 2022 11:04 7M, 124km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:11 PTWC
1462001 0 14 Sep 2022 11:04 7M, 124km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:14 NTWC
1462003 0 14 Sep 2022 11:04 6.7M, 143.274km 4.67 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:23 NEIC
1462009 0 14 Sep 2022 11:04 7M, 144.885km 5.4 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:58 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Vanuatu ,of Vanuatu (population 165,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
9500 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1462003 -21.208/170.239 6.7 143.3 4.669 14 Sep 2022 11:31 00:27 (new episode)
2 0 1462009 -21.208/170.239 6.7 143.3 4.669 14 Sep 2022 11:49 00:45 (new episode)
3 0 1462009 -21.191/170.24 7.0 144.9 5.399 14 Sep 2022 12:01 00:57 (upd of #2)
4 0 1462009 -21.191/170.24 7.0 144.9 5.399 14 Sep 2022 13:07 02:03 (upd of #3)
5 0 1462009 -21.191/170.24 7.0 144.9 5.399 14 Sep 2022 15:24 04:20 (upd of #4)
6 0 1462009 -21.191/170.24 7.0 144.9 5.399 15 Sep 2022 11:40 1d 00:36 (upd of #5)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 2200 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 29000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 8800 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Umetch Vanuatu Village - 113 km
Anelghowhat Vanuatu Village - 116 km
Isino Vanuatu Village - 122 km
Port Patrick Vanuatu Village - 125 km
Mohoun'gha Vanuatu Village - 185 km
Ipao Vanuatu Village - 186 km
Imareukak Vanuatu Village - 192 km
Yeruareng Vanuatu Village - 192 km
Yokopenan Vanuatu Village - 194 km
Ombous Vanuatu Village - 198 km
Ireupuow Vanuatu Village - 200 km
Loanengo Vanuatu Village - 201 km
Yérou Vanuatu Village - 202 km
Isaka Vanuatu Village - 203 km
White Sands Vanuatu Village - 204 km
Isangel Vanuatu Village 1400 people 208 km
Waisisi Vanuatu Village - 209 km
Imwareupo Vanuatu Village - 209 km
Lénakel Vanuatu Village - 210 km
Loonélapeun Vanuatu Village - 211 km
Loanatom Vanuatu Village - 214 km
Lowkahmal Vanuatu Village - 216 km
Iléreup Vanuatu Village - 218 km
Laounalang Vanuatu Village - 223 km
Isavaï Vanuatu Village - 225 km
Hnadid New Caledonia Village - 225 km
Lownepina Vanuatu Village - 225 km
Kurine New Caledonia Village - 226 km
Tawaïnèdre New Caledonia Village - 226 km
Loounimhapeun Vanuatu Village - 226 km
Loounémeloupang Vanuatu Village - 227 km
Ménaku New Caledonia Village - 237 km
Miramas New Caledonia Village - 237 km
Eni New Caledonia Village - 241 km
Médu New Caledonia Village - 242 km
Thogone New Caledonia Village - 243 km
Wabao New Caledonia Village - 243 km
Tadine New Caledonia Village 7500 people 248 km
New Caledonia Village - 248 km
Nécé New Caledonia Village - 251 km
Yawisaghuwi Vanuatu Village - 268 km
Ifo Vanuatu Village - 269 km
Umpon Mompu Vanuatu Village - 274 km
Ipota Vanuatu Village - 277 km
Happy Land Vanuatu Village - 279 km
Potnarvin Vanuatu Village - 290 km
Unpongkor Vanuatu Village - 293 km
Mou New Caledonia Village - 296 km
Xode New Caledonia Village - 296 km
Navolou Vanuatu Village - 298 km
Inagod New Caledonia Village - 299 km
Wiwatoul New Caledonia Village - 301 km
Dosip New Caledonia Village - 304 km
Rampunalvat Vanuatu Village - 308 km
Hmélek New Caledonia Village - 309 km
Thuahaïk New Caledonia Village - 309 km
Havila New Caledonia Village - 312 km
New Caledonia Village 11000 people 313 km
Tingeting New Caledonia Village - 314 km
Nathalo New Caledonia Village - 314 km
Kédeigne New Caledonia Village - 315 km
Nang New Caledonia Village - 317 km
Doking New Caledonia Village - 325 km
Chépénéhé New Caledonia Village - 325 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0 185 km
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0 219 km
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 219 km
Aniwa AWD unknown 0 227 km
Mare la Roche MEE 43 Civ. Paved No 3200 231 km
Ipota IPA unknown 0 277 km
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0 298 km
Wanaham LIF 28 Civ. Paved No 3600 315 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Aneityum Island Vanuatu 117 km
Matthew Island New Caledonia 172 km
Tana Island Vanuatu 211 km
Hunter Island New Caledonia 230 km
Tadine New Caledonia 249 km
We New Caledonia 309 km

More information

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