M 6.2 in Tonga on 27 Jan 2022 06:40 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 1307708
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 4.17 Km
Lat/Lon: -19.0681 , -176.3494
Event Date: 27 Jan 2022 06:40 UTC
26 Jan 2022 18:40 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
No people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 27 Jan 2022 07:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 (Tonga)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000gfhb Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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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: 216 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

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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 (89), (5), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),