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M 4.9 in Tonga on 16 Feb 2017 19:53 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
  • Depth: 94.97 Km
  • Event Date: 16 Feb 2017 19:53 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 1057 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 17 Feb 2017 00:30 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us20008kb6 (neicid)

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Tonga: Tonga joins Pacific Rim Countries in PACWAV17 Tsunami Exercise
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:04:00 +0100   reliefWeb (en)

16th February, 2017 The Meteorology Department and the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) under the Ministry of MEIDECC conducted a tsunami drill in collaboration with line ministries and stakeholders yesterday 15th February, 2017. Tonga joined the rest of the Pacific Rim Countries....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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