M 6.8 in United States on 11 Jan 2022 11:35 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 1305471
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.8M
Depth: 22.32 Km
Lat/Lon: 52.6563 , -167.9169
Event Date: 11 Jan 2022 11:35 UTC
11 Jan 2022 00:35 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI VI
Few people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 11 Jan 2022 12:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
2.2 (United States)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0.2 0.2
us7000gavu Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave scenario 0.04m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.04m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.65      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. 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: 380 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Volcano erupts near Tonga, islanders rush to escape waves 0 1/15/2022 ... 2022-01-15T11:39+0100.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. There were no immediate repor
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Tsunami observed in American Samoa after Tonga volcano erupts2022-01-15T11:36+0100.

The agency said it continued to monitor the situation but no tsunami threat had been issued to the Australian mainland, islands or territories. Tsunami waves of 2.7 feet (83 cm) were observed by gauges at the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa an
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Tonga issues tsunami warning after undersea volcano erupts2022-01-15T11:36+0100.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand >> An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. There were no immediate reports o
...(more)
Frightened Tongans flee tsunami2022-01-15T11:34+0100.

Frightened Tongans fled to higher ground on Saturday after a massive volcanic eruption — heard in neighbouring countries — triggered the area’s second tsunami in as many days. “A 1.2-metre tsunami wave has been observed at Nukualofa,” Austr
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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.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (84), (3), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), CALTECH (1), NOAA (1),