M 5.2 in Tonga on 15 Apr 2018 23:40 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 1140431
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.2M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -23.6057 , -175.144
Event Date: 15 Apr 2018 23:40 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 Apr 2018 00:08 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Tonga)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000e0rd Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

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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 (34), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),