M 5.6 in Tonga on 06 Nov 2018 16:11 UTC

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: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.1804 , -174.4942
Event Date: 06 Nov 2018 16:11 UTC
Exposed Population: About 700 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000i7iz
Inserted at: 06 Nov 2018 17:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 (Tonga)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Tonga ,of Tonga (population 98,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1235614 -22.174/-174.458 5.8 10 3.44 06 Nov 2018 16:38 00:26 (new episode)
2 0.01 1235629 -22.174/-174.458 5.8 10 3.44 06 Nov 2018 16:43 00:32 (new episode)
3 0.01 1235629 -22.182/-174.449 5.5 10 3.3 06 Nov 2018 16:45 00:33 (upd of #2)
4 0.01 1235640 -22.182/-174.449 5.5 10 3.3 06 Nov 2018 17:36 01:25 (new episode)
5 0.01 1235640 -22.18/-174.494 5.6 10 3.54 06 Nov 2018 17:45 01:33 (upd of #4)
6 0.01 1235640 -22.18/-174.494 5.6 10 3.54 06 Nov 2018 18:13 02:02 (upd of #5)
7 0.01 1235640 -22.186/-174.474 5.5 10 3.25 07 Nov 2018 13:55 21:44 (upd of #6)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Tonga Tonga 36000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ohonua Tonga Village5 1200 people 104 km
Fuaamotu Tonga Village5 - 122 km
Fatumu Tonga Village5 - 125 km
Niutoua Tonga Village5 - 127 km
Mua Tonga Village5 - 128 km
Kolonga Tonga Village5 - 130 km
Pea Tonga Village5 - 135 km
Nuku'alofa Tonga Capital 24000 people 138 km
Houma Tonga Village5 - 139 km
Nukunuku Tonga Village5 - 143 km
Foui Tonga Village5 - 147 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Eua Kaufana EUA unknown 0
Fua'amotu International TBU 38 Civ. Paved Yes 8700

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Eua Island Tonga
Nuku'alofa TOTBU Tonga
Ata Island Tonga

More information

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