M 6.1 in Tonga on 11 Nov 2019 23:03 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.9038 , -175.3695
Event Date: 11 Nov 2019 23:03 UTC
11 Nov 2019 11:03 Local
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Source: NEIC us60006adv
Inserted at: 12 Nov 2019 03:01 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Tonga)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us60006adv Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1278275 0 11 Nov 2019 23:03 6.1M, 10km 4.42 Few people 03:58 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Tonga ,of Tonga (population 98,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1278275 -18.904/-175.37 6.1 10.0 3.791 11 Nov 2019 23:25 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1278275 -18.904/-175.37 6.1 10.0 4.418 12 Nov 2019 01:07 02:04 (upd of #1)
3 0 1278275 -18.886/-175.36 6.1 10.0 4.415 12 Nov 2019 03:01 03:58 (upd of #2)
4 0 1278275 -18.886/-175.36 6.1 10.0 4.415 12 Nov 2019 23:06 1d 00:03 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Tonga Tonga 7800 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pangai Tonga Village5 1700 people 147 km
Neiafu Tonga Village5 4200 people 149 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Haapai HPA 12 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3900

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Pangai TOPAN Tonga
Neiafu TONEI Tonga

More information

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