M 4.6 in Tonga on 23 Jan 2021 19:38 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 1252855
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.6M
Depth: 30.89 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.5614 , -174.5779
Event Date: 23 Jan 2021 19:38 UTC
24 Jan 2021 08:38 Local
Exposed Population:
About 85000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 23 Jan 2021 23:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.6 (Tonga)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000d2qq Scaled population (vector) 4.06  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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The map showing the epicentre of the 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was recorded in the Ono-i-Lau region last night. Image: SUPPLIED. A 5.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Ono-i-Lau region last night. The Seismology Unit of Fiji’s

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),