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Mw 5.9 Earthquake, Green alert in Tonga on 15 Feb 2016 15:02 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.9M, Depth:10km
  • on 15 Feb 2016 15:02 UTC
  • About 82949 people within 100km
  • inserted at 15 Feb 2016 16:48:01 UTC

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Latest media headlines

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

Cyclone Winston Continue To Strengthen, Threaten Tonga
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 01:53:00 +0100   pidp (en)

Massive storm may become Category 4+, Vava‘u in crosshairs. NUKU‘ALOFA, Tonga (Matangi Tonga, Feb. 18, 2016) –The very large Tropical Cyclone Winston (Cat. 4) currently has hurricane force winds across its 150kms diameter and the intensifying storm might become a high Cat. 4 – or even Cat.

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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Winston intensifying near Tonga
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 19:37:00 +0100   phys (en)

On Feb 17 at 01:00 UTC NASA's Aqua satellite captured this visible image of powerful Tropical Cyclone Winston in the South Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response/Jeff Schmaltz. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible picture of Tropical Cyclone Winston as it continued to intensify over the Southern Pacific Ocean and affect Tonga.

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Earthquake in Tonga trench
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 01:18:00 +0100   fijitimes (en)

Update: 12:05PM AN earthquake was recorded southwest of Nuku'alofa in Tonga early this morning. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake at 3.02am was at a depth of 133 kilometres and 136 kilometres southwest from Nuku'alofa. It was 699 kilometres southeast from Suva.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product. The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product. The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (74), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6),

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