M 5.9 in Tonga on 05 Sep 2021 17:51 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 1284670
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.0299 , -174.5462
Event Date: 05 Sep 2021 17:51 UTC
05 Sep 2021 05:51 Local
Exposed Population: About 12000 people in MMI>=IV
5 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 05 Sep 2021 20:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Tonga)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000f8bb 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.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 115 | About casualties: 25 | Last hour: 0

Video: They lost loved ones in 9/11. We invited them to leave a voicem ... 2021-09-09T17:30+0200.

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IAEA to Send Experts to Review Fukushima Water Release Plan A plan to ... 2021-09-09T16:14+0200.

A plan to release radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean will be examined in December by international experts sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Japan's industry ministry said on Thurs
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Conditions set for releasing radioactive water in Japan2021-09-09T16:13+0200.

TOKYO (AP) – Objective and scientific monitoring is the key to releasing radioactive water left over from Japan’s devastated Fukushima nuclear plant, an official with the International Atomic Energy Agency said. An IAEA panel is in Japan f
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IAEA to send experts to Japan in December to review Fukushima water re ... 2021-09-09T15:41+0200.

TOKYO (Reuters) - A plan to release radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean will be examined in December by international experts sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Japan's industry mini
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),