M 5.8 in Tonga on 27 Jan 2019 10:16 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.8M
Depth: 549.89 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.1242 , -177.8044
Event Date: 27 Jan 2019 10:16 UTC
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j9fn
Inserted at: 27 Jan 2019 10:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Tonga)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j9fn Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1246406 0 27 Jan 2019 10:16 5.8M, 549.89km N/A Few people affected 00:20 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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 Tonga , of Tonga (population 98,000) .

Radius Population
100 km <1000 people
75 km <1000 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tonga Tonga 98000 people
Fiji Fiji 750000 people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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