Tsunami in Vanuatu on December 06 2018 08:24 AM (UTC).

Common Alerting Protocol information

Category Geo Geophysical (inc. landslide)
Certainty Observed Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Scope Public For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Severity Extreme Extraordinary threat to life or property
Urgency Past Responsive action is no longer required

Base data

EDIS Number TS-20181206-65702-VUT
Event type Tsunami
Date/Time December 06 2018 08:24 AM (UTC)
Last update December 06 2018 08:27 AM (UTC)
Cause of event
Reliability of information Authentic source : Information from trusted source (newspapers, emails, websites). Reliability: at least 70%
Damage level High Damage level
Affected area County-level : Event affected one county.

Geographic information

Continent Pacific Ocean - West
Country Vanuatu
County / State
Area Mystery Island
Coordinate -20.25, 169.77
Open Location Code: 5VFFQQ2C+CQ   Jump here

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

Dead person(s) 0
Injured person(s) 0
Missing person(s) 0
Evacuated/rescued person(s) 0
Affected person(s) 0
Foreign people 0

Tsunami Information

Tsunami type classification Class: 5
Wave height: 6 - 20 meters
Effect: : damages observed in a 400 km radius area
Tsunami Category Category: Meteorological tsunami
Definition: Tsunami-like phenomena generated by meteorological or atmospheric disturbances. These waves can be produced by atmospheric gravity waves, pressure jumps, frontal passages, squalls, gales, typhoons, hurricanes and other atmospheric sources. Meteotsunamis have the same temporal and spatial scales as tsunami waves and can similarly devastate coastal areas, especially in bays and inlets with strong amplification and well-defined resonant properties
A factor of the tsunami-triggering unknown