M 5.5 in Halmahera, Indonesia on 08 May 2022 21:51 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 1321806
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 33.65 Km
Lat/Lon: 1.829 , 127.1739
Event Date: 08 May 2022 21:51 UTC
09 May 2022 06:51 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
310 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 10 May 2022 03:53 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000h803 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
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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: 257 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

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Tonga volcanic eruption was the most powerful in more than a century - ... 2022-05-12T20:47+0200.

Scientists have begun to piece together what happened during the January 15 eruption of the undersea Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano about 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Tonga's capital that killed at least three people. The eruption h
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Tonga volcanic eruption was the most powerful in more than a century - ... 2022-05-12T20:47+0200.

Scientists have begun to piece together what happened during the January 15 eruption of the undersea Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano about 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Tonga's capital that killed at least three people. The eruption h
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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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 (48), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (2), INFORM (1),