M 4.8 in New Zealand on 15 Jan 2022 03:21 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 1306022
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
Depth: 25.43 Km
Lat/Lon: -38.0002 , 179.4505
Event Date: 15 Jan 2022 03:21 UTC
15 Jan 2022 15:21 Local
Exposed Population:
2 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 15 Jan 2022 03:39 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
2 (New Zealand)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gc6c Scaled population (vector) 2.23  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -0.33  
  INFORM_normalised 0.63  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
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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: 314 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

How the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption highlights the ris ... 2022-01-19T01:23+0100.

Some of the damage in the Tonga archipelago is 'catastrophic', including on Atata and Mango islands and now a shortage of clean water threatens the health of thousands. Although Hunga Tonga was one of the biggest eruptions of recent times a
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California drought: January is a rainfall bust. How big of a problem i ... 2022-01-19T00:52+0100.

Sunny skies. Balmy temperatures. Walks on the beach. Umbrellas back in the closet. After a soaking wet December that ended fire season, delivered more 15 feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada, and boosted hopes that California’s severe drought
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California drought: January is a rainfall bust. How big of a problem i ... 2022-01-19T00:29+0100.

Sunny skies. Balmy temperatures. Walks on the beach. Umbrellas back in the closet. After a soaking wet December that ended fire season, delivered more 15 feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada, and boosted hopes that California’s severe drought
...(more)
New Zealanders need to understand the hazards of volcanoes here - EQC2022-01-18T23:25+0100.

New Zealanders need to understand what impacts and hazards they could face if a volcano here erupted, says the Earthquake Commission. The eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano sent shockwaves throughout New Zealand
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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),