M 5.6 in Tonga on 26 Dec 2018 14:11 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 1166360
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 83.15 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.2871 , -174.091
Event Date: 26 Dec 2018 14:11 UTC
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Inserted at: 26 Dec 2018 14:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Tonga)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000ixpr Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 4 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Tonga EARTHQUAKE: Panic as Pacific islands hit by 5.6 magnitude earthq ... Wed, 26 Dec 2018 19:16:00 +0100.

The earthquake struck at just past 2pm today local time. The epicentre was roughly 151 km north of Neiafu, the second largest town in Tonga with a population of around 6,000. No tsunami warning has been issued but aftershocks are possible.
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Comentarios sobre Catástrofes en Indonesia: la conexión entre erupcion ... Wed, 26 Dec 2018 04:53:00 +0100.

No es casualidad que el término tsunami proceda de la unión de las palabras japonesas tsu (puerto o bahía) y nami (ola), pues el país nipón conoce de primera mano los efectos de esta catástrofe natural, consistente en una ola gigante que ar
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Schools on Andaman coast on alert with regular drillsWed, 26 Dec 2018 01:31:00 +0100.

Originating in Indonesia and spreading through the Indian Ocean, the giant 2004 wave destroyed the fishing village of Ban Nam Khem, wrecked the school and killed as many as 4,000 Phang Nga residents. In Thailand alone, the death toll rose t
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Alerta por posible megaterremoto en Anillo de FuegoWed, 26 Dec 2018 00:41:00 +0100.

Desde el pasado domingo hasta el martes en la zona del Cinturón de Fuego del Pacífico o Anillo de Fuego se produjeron 69 Eso ha provocado que aumente el temor de que ocurra el llamado gran terremoto en California y la costa oeste de Estados
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

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),