M 5.9 in Tonga on 15 Feb 2016 15:02 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: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.9773 , -175.4802
Event Date: 15 Feb 2016 15:02 UTC
Exposed Population: About 82000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC
Inserted at: 15 Feb 2016 16:48 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.1 0.1
Scaled population n.a  
  C1 earthquake n.a  
  C2 earthquake n.a  
  Country Vulnerability n.a  
  INFORM_normalised n.a  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1119544 0.1 15 Feb 2016 15:02 5.7M, 10km 5.37 80 thousand 00:27 NEIC
1119549 0.11 15 Feb 2016 15:02 5.9M, 10km 5.87 80 thousand 01:45 NEIC
* 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 unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
no people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1119544 -21.007/-175.521 5.7 10 5.37 17 Oct 2016 11:06 244d 20:03 (new episode)

Affected Provinces



Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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