M 5.9 in Tonga on 15 Feb 2016 15:02 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can 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
Inserted at: 15 Feb 2016 16:48 UTC

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 148 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Young lives lost at sea as migrants cross the eastern MediterraneanFri, 19 Feb 2016 14:33:00 +0100. GENEVA - An average of two children have drowned every day since September 2015 as their families try to cross the eastern Mediterranean, and the number of child deaths is growing, according to the International Organization for Migration (
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Da settembre ci sono stati oltre 340 piccoli AylanFri, 19 Feb 2016 13:26:00 +0100. Da settembre 2015 in media due bambini al giorno hanno perso la vita in mare nel tentativo di attraversare con le loro famiglie il Mediterraneo orientale. Il numero delle morti dei minori continua ad aumentare, hanno detto e UNICEF , lanci
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Unicef: sempre più bambini muoiono in mare, aumentare sicurezza -3-Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:25:00 +0100. Roma, 19 feb. (askanews) - Considerando che i bambini rappresentano oggi il 36% delle persone in transito, la probabilità che anneghino nel Mar Egeo nella traversata dalla Turchia alla Grecia è aumentata proporzionalmente. Durante le prime
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World: With Increasing Child Deaths at Sea, IOM and UN Partner Agencies Urg ... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:04:00 +0100. Switzerland - An average of two children have drowned every day since September 2015 as their families try to cross the eastern Mediterranean, and the number of child deaths is growing, according to IOM, UNHCR, and UNICEF. The agencies are
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),