M 5.6 in Tonga on 01 Aug 2020 19:45 UTC

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: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -23.0645 , -175.8175
Event Date: 01 Aug 2020 19:45 UTC
01 Aug 2020 07:45 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000b84u
Inserted at: 02 Aug 2020 19:48 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Tonga)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000b84u 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
1324431 0 01 Aug 2020 19:45 5.6M, 10km N/A No people affected 1d 00:02 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 unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1324431 -23.064/-175.818 5.6 10.0 None 01 Aug 2020 20:07 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1324431 -23.064/-175.818 5.6 10.0 None 01 Aug 2020 21:47 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1324431 -23.064/-175.818 5.6 10.0 None 02 Aug 2020 19:48 1d 00:02 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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