M 5.7 in Tonga on 20 Aug 2018 00:43 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 1154374
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 92.74 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.9028 , -172.5586
Event Date: 20 Aug 2018 00:43 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 20 Aug 2018 01:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Tonga)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000gdmg Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (37), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),