M 5.7 in Tonga on 09 Mar 2018 16:23 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1137118
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 538.67 Km
Lat/Lon: -21.0896 , -178.5464
Event Date: 09 Mar 2018 16:23 UTC
Exposed Population: About 900 people within 100km
Inserted at: 09 Mar 2018 16:37 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Tonga)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000d2bk Scaled population 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (33), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),