M 5.5 in Tonga on 18 Sep 2018 12:38 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 516.46 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.5219 , -178.2224
Event Date: 18 Sep 2018 12:38 UTC
Exposed Population: About 1000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 18 Sep 2018 13:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (TON)

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