PAGER - M 7.0 - VANUATU

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at 18:19:24 UTC (05:19:24 local)Location: 18.3° S, 168.1° EDepth: 28kmEvent Id: USC0005HBTAlert Version: 2Created: 38 minutes, 31 seconds after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
65
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
4
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
65
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
4
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*53k*76k21k46k0000
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1981-07-151227.1VI (39k)0
1987-01-033636.6IX (2k)0
1999-08-222446.5IX (2k)0

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as tsunamis and landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VIPort-Vila36k
IVIsangel1k
IVNorsup3k
IIIWe10k
IIIFayaoue4k
IIILuganville13k
IIITouho2k
IIIPoindimie5k
IIIPonerihouen3k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-04-08
12:41 UTC
6.415.8° S, 167.3° E
31km
VUVIII (565)00
21973-06-05
03:12 UTC
6.517.21° S, 167.85° E
32km
VUVII (2 k)00
31973-06-08
01:01 UTC
5.917.42° S, 168° E
30km
VUVII (459)00
41973-06-13
09:48 UTC
5.719.21° S, 169.77° E
38km
VUVII (91)00
51973-07-19
16:25 UTC
5.515.79° S, 168.21° E
28km
VUVII (6 k)00
61973-08-27
13:48 UTC
5.715.98° S, 168.22° E
5km
VUVIII (777)00
71973-12-09
19:55 UTC
6.919.93° S, 169.82° E
41km
VUVIII (330)00
81973-12-15
22:57 UTC
5.616.83° S, 168.34° E
8km
VUVIII (8)00
91973-12-29
00:19 UTC
7.215.16° S, 167° E
52km
VUVIII (16 k)00
101973-12-30
16:39 UTC
6.615.39° S, 166.61° E
10km
VUIX (182)00
111974-03-03
14:22 UTC
6.220.08° S, 169.82° E
29km
VUVIII (15)00
121974-05-05
08:17 UTC
5.617.47° S, 167.91° E
27km
VUVI (6 k)00
131974-05-26
01:32 UTC
6.117.68° S, 167.87° E
2km
VUVI (2 k)00
141974-05-26
15:24 UTC
6.217.62° S, 167.49° E
7km
VUV (34 k)00
151974-06-30
12:50 UTC
5.719.16° S, 168.67° E
32km
VUVI (106)00
161974-09-08
05:13 UTC
5.514.87° S, 168.1° E
34km
VUVII (4 k)00
171974-10-27
10:30 UTC
6.315.45° S, 167.18° E
36km
VUVIII (5 k)00
181974-11-20
04:14 UTC
715.15° S, 167.23° E
68km
VUVIII (1 k)00
191975-05-25
15:39 UTC
5.615.09° S, 166.81° E
29km
VUVII (3 k)00
201975-08-08
15:51 UTC
5.515.51° S, 168.16° E
16km
VUVIII (46)00
211976-01-01
18:43 UTC
5.516.73° S, 167.23° E
4km
VUV (13 k)00
221976-06-08
09:22 UTC
5.616.22° S, 167.33° E
13km
VUVIII (8)00
231976-07-28
17:15 UTC
6.320.19° S, 170.12° E
8km
VUVI (425)00
241976-08-02
10:55 UTC
6.920.63° S, 169.42° E
61km
VUVII (425)00
251977-01-28
18:00 UTC
5.617.45° S, 168.76° E
23km
VUVII (2 k)00
261977-04-09
21:16 UTC
5.719.11° S, 169.66° E
27km
VUVII (106)00
271978-08-09
15:35 UTC
5.715.43° S, 166.78° E
19km
VUVIII (3)00
281978-08-09
20:39 UTC
5.515.45° S, 166.82° E
24km
VUVII (3 k)00
291978-09-01
04:16 UTC
6.117.39° S, 168.08° E
38km
VUVII (5 k)00
301978-09-06
04:01 UTC
6.320.21° S, 168.83° E
37km
VUV (17 k)00
311978-11-29
11:10 UTC
5.515.44° S, 168.18° E
40km
VUVI (10 k)00
321979-01-27
18:15 UTC
6.318.56° S, 168.29° E
30km
VUVI (145)00
331979-05-01
13:03 UTC
7.421.26° S, 169.87° E
95km
VUVII (381)00
341979-08-17
12:59 UTC
6.417.73° S, 167.95° E
27km
VUVIII (1 k)00
351979-08-17
15:18 UTC
5.917.63° S, 167.91° E
23km
VUVI (2 k)00
361979-08-26
11:47 UTC
6.317.64° S, 167.77° E
5km
VUVI (3 k)00
371979-12-08
08:31 UTC
5.415.82° S, 168.37° E
28km
VUVII (1 k)00
381980-02-18
09:36 UTC
5.414.9° S, 168.1° E
29km
VUVII (5 k)00
391980-08-25
21:38 UTC
5.514.69° S, 167.99° E
20km
VUV (9 k)00
401980-10-09
11:32 UTC
5.719.32° S, 169.79° E
44km
VUVI (1 k)00
411981-02-17
15:18 UTC
6.721.61° S, 169.48° E
4km
NCV (5 k)00
421981-07-15
07:59 UTC
7.117.27° S, 167.69° E
11km
VUVI (39 k)00
431981-12-28
12:40 UTC
5.615.01° S, 168.22° E
45km
VUVI (7 k)00
441982-01-18
04:23 UTC
5.817.27° S, 167.92° E
44km
VUVI (377)00
451982-04-03
00:50 UTC
5.415° S, 168.17° E
32km
VUVII (4 k)00
461982-08-19
04:40 UTC
5.719.05° S, 169.64° E
22km
VUVI (80)00
471982-10-05
09:14 UTC
5.915.6° S, 168.12° E
23km
VUVIII (1 k)00
481983-03-12
08:49 UTC
6.118.12° S, 168.16° E
40km
VUVII (1 k)00
491983-04-26
11:15 UTC
5.415.93° S, 168.46° E
39km
VUVI (3 k)00
501983-08-03
18:17 UTC
5.817.43° S, 168° E
31km
VUVII (262)00
511983-08-05
05:25 UTC
5.917.27° S, 167.93° E
27km
VUVI (10 k)00
521985-07-03
15:55 UTC
6.417.21° S, 167.87° E
26km
VUVII (800)00
531986-06-14
23:29 UTC
5.819.1° S, 169.8° E
34km
VUVII (65)00
541986-09-23
13:30 UTC
5.916.62° S, 167.38° E
20km
VUVIII (15)00
551986-10-07
14:03 UTC
5.616.65° S, 167.36° E
22km
VUVII (36)00
561986-10-25
20:47 UTC
6.117.68° S, 168.17° E
43km
VUVII (28 k)00
571986-11-20
13:14 UTC
5.616.15° S, 167.68° E
25km
VUVII (5 k)00
581987-01-03
22:04 UTC
6.615.02° S, 168.02° E
24km
VUIX (2 k)00
591987-08-13
21:46 UTC
5.614.8° S, 168.06° E
37km
VUVII (3 k)00
601987-09-28
07:15 UTC
618.36° S, 168.36° E
30km
VUVI (6 k)00
611987-09-28
11:47 UTC
6.818.47° S, 168.17° E
16km
VUVII (75)00
621987-09-28
13:46 UTC
6.518.56° S, 168.26° E
30km
VUVI (14 k)00
631987-09-30
01:39 UTC
6.518.18° S, 168.02° E
35km
VUVII (15 k)00
641987-11-26
17:28 UTC
6.216.38° S, 168.21° E
24km
VUIX (49)00
651987-11-27
13:33 UTC
6.216.33° S, 168.19° E
21km
VUIX (42)00
661988-08-20
08:19 UTC
5.916.43° S, 167.29° E
17km
VUVII (431)00
671989-04-24
20:41 UTC
5.817.41° S, 167.95° E
30km
VUVII (16)00
681989-09-25
14:17 UTC
6.420.34° S, 169.35° E
35km
VUVII (454)00
691989-11-17
15:35 UTC
5.817.33° S, 168.07° E
29km
VUVII (393)00
701990-02-19
06:48 UTC
6.815.48° S, 166.48° E
23km
VUIX (2)00
711990-03-05
16:38 UTC
718.32° S, 168.16° E
24km
VUVI (30 k)00
721990-09-23
17:54 UTC
6.317.78° S, 167.73° E
26km
VUVII (51)00
731990-09-24
01:58 UTC
5.917.68° S, 167.97° E
30km
VUVII (17 k)00
741990-10-02
08:08 UTC
5.917.65° S, 167.89° E
33km
VUVII (4 k)00
751990-12-22
19:01 UTC
5.714.91° S, 168.12° E
29km
VUVII (6 k)00
761991-10-03
20:20 UTC
5.617.09° S, 168.12° E
28km
VUVII (2 k)00
771991-10-03
20:24 UTC
5.916.78° S, 167.91° E
4km
VUVI (3 k)00
781991-10-03
20:43 UTC
5.616.87° S, 168.24° E
16km
VUVIII (1)00
791992-02-13
01:29 UTC
6.815.91° S, 166.33° E
13km
VUVI (2 k)00
801992-04-07
22:47 UTC
616.89° S, 168.23° E
17km
VUVIII (681)00
811992-04-08
03:01 UTC
5.716.9° S, 168.38° E
15km
VUVII (151)00
821992-04-08
13:36 UTC
5.916.76° S, 168.43° E
29km
VUVII (9 k)00
831992-10-17
02:51 UTC
6.419.21° S, 169.63° E
10km
VUIX (11)00
841992-10-17
05:47 UTC
5.519.31° S, 169.4° E
13km
VUVII (280)00
851992-10-19
12:03 UTC
6.119.43° S, 169.68° E
42km
VUVII (4 k)00
861992-11-18
16:36 UTC
5.716.76° S, 167.15° E
24km
VUVI (3 k)00
871992-12-08
02:24 UTC
5.615.45° S, 168.08° E
34km
VUVII (5 k)00
881992-12-11
02:22 UTC
5.717.42° S, 168.13° E
34km
VUVII (2 k)00
891993-07-09
13:03 UTC
5.917.41° S, 168.02° E
23km
VUVI (5 k)00
901993-12-29
07:48 UTC
720.24° S, 169.92° E
17km
VUIX (328)00
911993-12-29
08:39 UTC
6.420.03° S, 170° E
38km
VUVII (554)00
921994-02-03
10:23 UTC
5.515.4° S, 167.02° E
26km
VUVII (16 k)00
931994-02-12
17:58 UTC
720.55° S, 169.47° E
30km
VUVIII (229)00
941994-02-15
21:11 UTC
6.520.41° S, 168.96° E
17km
VUV (29 k)00
951994-02-16
06:46 UTC
6.320.13° S, 169.02° E
13km
VUV (25 k)00
961994-02-16
06:48 UTC
6.320.11° S, 169.18° E
35km
VUVI (10)00
971994-04-03
17:56 UTC
5.615.03° S, 168.36° E
26km
VUVII (6 k)00
981994-04-06
12:13 UTC
6.117.33° S, 167.91° E
17km
VUVI (78)00
991994-04-17
06:14 UTC
5.715.9° S, 167.64° E
42km
VUVI (5 k)00
1001994-07-13
02:35 UTC
7.216.6° S, 167.54° E
35km
VUVIII (2 k)00
1011994-07-13
02:43 UTC
5.616.6° S, 167.56° E
24km
VUVII (10 k)00
1021994-07-13
03:13 UTC
6.616.78° S, 167.37° E
31km
VUVIII (1 k)00
1031994-07-14
00:09 UTC
5.916.57° S, 167.5° E
21km
VUVIII (2 k)00
1041994-07-14
08:25 UTC
5.616.7° S, 167.45° E
30km
VUVII (3 k)00
1051994-07-17
22:04 UTC
5.616.71° S, 167.52° E
25km
VUVII (4 k)00
1061994-07-24
17:55 UTC
6.316.99° S, 167.7° E
27km
VUVI (3)00
1071994-07-29
07:53 UTC
5.816.97° S, 167.85° E
18km
VUV (70 k)00
1081994-08-10
14:06 UTC
5.516.81° S, 167.41° E
22km
VUVI (60)00
1091994-09-11
12:01 UTC
5.715.99° S, 166.76° E
32km
VUVI (2 k)00
1101994-10-01
15:03 UTC
5.717.85° S, 167.93° E
28km
VUVII (2 k)00
1111994-10-01
16:35 UTC
6.517.73° S, 167.78° E
20km
VUVI (20 k)00
1121994-10-01
17:46 UTC
6.217.77° S, 167.92° E
34km
VUVII (20 k)00
1131995-06-22
07:57 UTC
5.816.41° S, 168.22° E
23km
VUVIII (125)00
1141995-08-31
17:10 UTC
6.415.78° S, 166.54° E
14km
VUVII (53)00
1151996-12-05
00:02 UTC
5.415.62° S, 167.3° E
31km
VUVII (10 k)00
1161997-04-27
00:31 UTC
619.09° S, 168.81° E
43km
VUVII (217)00
1171997-05-21
14:10 UTC
6.720.39° S, 169.34° E
68km
VUVII (563)00
1181998-07-18
16:41 UTC
6.118.27° S, 168.27° E
27km
VUV (50 k)00
1191998-09-30
03:03 UTC
5.817.22° S, 167.95° E
30km
VUVI (5 k)00
1201998-10-19
01:25 UTC
5.917.29° S, 167.9° E
37km
VUVI (11 k)00
1211999-02-14
21:12 UTC
5.915.53° S, 168.1° E
13km
VUVIII (646)00
1221999-04-12
09:41 UTC
5.920.05° S, 168.71° E
27km
VUV (18 k)00
1231999-08-22
12:40 UTC
6.516.09° S, 168.15° E
12km
VUIX (2 k)00
1241999-11-26
13:21 UTC
7.416.39° S, 168.31° E
24km
VUVIII (5 k)010landslide, tsunami
1251999-11-26
13:38 UTC
5.716.02° S, 168.13° E
33km
VUVII (3 k)00
1262000-02-29
22:44 UTC
618.05° S, 169.1° E
21km
VUV (36 k)00
1272000-08-09
00:08 UTC
6.315.7° S, 168.08° E
14km
VUIX (207)00
1282000-10-04
16:58 UTC
6.915.34° S, 167° E
23km
VUVIII (31 k)00
1292000-10-04
20:48 UTC
5.815.63° S, 167.08° E
22km
VUVIII (1 k)00
1302000-11-22
23:35 UTC
5.715.04° S, 166.94° E
24km
VUVII (9 k)00
1312000-12-19
08:50 UTC
5.717.59° S, 167.81° E
23km
VUVI (15 k)00
1322001-04-14
08:51 UTC
5.617.13° S, 168.54° E
24km
VUVII (5 k)00
1332001-07-19
13:10 UTC
5.417.5° S, 167.96° E
25km
VUVII (10)00
1342001-09-29
02:40 UTC
6.318.52° S, 168.3° E
18km
VUVI (2 k)00
1352001-09-30
19:01 UTC
6.218.46° S, 168.26° E
20km
VUVI (864)00
1362001-10-26
23:05 UTC
6.118.5° S, 168.27° E
17km
VUV (53 k)00
1372001-12-12
12:53 UTC
6.117.18° S, 167.75° E
43km
VUVI (2 k)00
1382002-01-02
17:22 UTC
7.217.59° S, 167.97° E
21km
VUIX (764)00landslide, tsunami
1392002-01-03
10:17 UTC
6.617.66° S, 168.08° E
25km
VUVIII (10 k)00
1402002-01-04
07:13 UTC
5.518.05° S, 168.01° E
27km
VUVI (11 k)00
1412002-01-06
16:38 UTC
5.617.56° S, 168.14° E
31km
VUVII (23 k)00
1422002-01-10
05:56 UTC
5.717.63° S, 167.97° E
27km
VUVII (6 k)00
1432002-01-13
16:32 UTC
5.717.48° S, 167.92° E
15km
VUV (49 k)00
1442002-06-19
23:54 UTC
5.519.3° S, 169.7° E
27km
VUVII (154)00
1452003-05-13
21:21 UTC
6.317.28° S, 167.81° E
32km
VUVII (24)00
1462003-07-22
04:21 UTC
5.915.4° S, 166.29° E
36km
VUVI (1 k)00
1472003-09-07
13:42 UTC
5.915.71° S, 167.18° E
26km
VUVIII (374)00
1482003-11-06
10:38 UTC
6.619.21° S, 169.02° E
98km
VUVI (31 k)00
1492004-04-15
20:06 UTC
6.119.39° S, 169.7° E
18km
VUVII (121)00
1502004-04-15
20:20 UTC
5.619.39° S, 169.6° E
17km
VUVII (88)00
1512004-04-22
10:11 UTC
5.917.58° S, 167.87° E
30km
VUVII (267)00
1522004-04-22
10:15 UTC
5.717.65° S, 168.03° E
22km
VUVII (21 k)00
1532004-04-27
23:28 UTC
617.77° S, 167.87° E
22km
VUVI (540)00
1542004-07-07
21:29 UTC
5.817.46° S, 168.22° E
20km
VUVIII (46)00
1552004-10-11
18:14 UTC
5.817.23° S, 167.86° E
30km
VUVI (306)00
1562004-10-30
13:26 UTC
5.615.55° S, 168.13° E
13km
VUVIII (315)00
1572005-09-25
12:55 UTC
6.117.49° S, 167.86° E
32km
VUVII (3 k)00
1582005-09-25
20:28 UTC
5.617.42° S, 167.93° E
29km
VUVI (10 k)00
1592006-01-23
06:02 UTC
6.417.36° S, 167.78° E
23km
VUVII (662)00
1602006-03-15
05:27 UTC
5.616.87° S, 167.24° E
29km
VUVI (3 k)00
1612007-03-25
00:40 UTC
7.120.62° S, 169.41° E
34km
VUVII (669)00
1622007-03-25
01:08 UTC
6.920.76° S, 169.43° E
35km
VUVII (609)00
1632007-04-04
11:02 UTC
6.520.69° S, 169.06° E
10km
VUV (32 k)00
1642007-07-15
09:27 UTC
6.115.44° S, 168.67° E
8km
VUV (42 k)00

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