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M 6.1 in Tonga Islands on 08 Oct 2017 14:04 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.1 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 44 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000b2sv
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -19.0132, -175.5559
  • Time (UTC): 08 Oct 2017 14:04:38
  • Time (ECT): 08 Oct 2017 16:04:38
  • INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 ()

Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1183257 -19.013200/-175.555900 6.1 10 3.83 08 Oct 2017 14:04 08 Oct 2017 14:26 00:21
2 0.01 1183257 -19.013200/-175.555900 6.1 10 3.83 08 Oct 2017 14:04 10 Oct 2017 09:31 1d 19:26 (upd of #1)
3 0.01 1183257 -18.994800/-175.573500 6.1 10 3.9 08 Oct 2017 14:04 10 Oct 2017 13:32 1d 23:28 (upd of #2)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Tonga ,of Tonga (population 98,000) .

The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Population

Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people
no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tonga Tonga 50000 people

Affected Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pangai Tonga Village5 1700 people 154 km
Neiafu Tonga Village5 4200 people 170 km
Foui Tonga Village5 - 234 km
Nukunuku Tonga Village5 - 236 km
Nuku'alofa Tonga Capital 24000 people 238 km
Houma Tonga Village5 - 240 km
Kolonga Tonga Village5 - 241 km
Pea Tonga Village5 - 241 km
Niutoua Tonga Village5 - 243 km
Mua Tonga Village5 - 245 km
Fatumu Tonga Village5 - 248 km
Fuaamotu Tonga Village5 - 253 km
Ohonua Tonga Village5 1200 people 266 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Haapai HPA 12 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3900
Vavau International VAV 72 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5500
Fua'amotu International TBU 38 Civ. Paved Yes 8700
Eua Kaufana EUA unknown 0

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Pangai TOPAN Tonga
Neiafu TONEI Tonga
Nuku'alofa TOTBU Tonga
Eua Island Tonga


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