M 4.8 in Tonga on 31 Dec 2020 11:52 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 1249825
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
Depth: 564.9 Km
Lat/Lon: -22.7531 , -179.1449
Event Date: 31 Dec 2020 11:52 UTC
30 Dec 2020 23:52 Local
Exposed Population:
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 31 Dec 2020 12:11 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Tonga)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d4jc Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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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 (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),