M 5 in Southwest Indian Ridge on 20 Jan 2022 05:06 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 1306710
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.0M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -31.8944 , 57.5642
Event Date: 20 Jan 2022 05:06 UTC
20 Jan 2022 09:06 Local
Exposed Population:
No people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2022 05:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 ()


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gdfb Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
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: 421 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

Tonga struggles with ash, psychological trauma after eruption and tsun ... 2022-01-24T05:20+0100.

Families have stopped children playing outside as Tonga struggles to deal with ash and the psychological fallout of last week’s volcanic eruption and tsunami, aid workers and residents said. Communication with the outside world remained dif
Tongan flag bearer raises more than FJD$1m on GoFundMe page2022-01-24T03:59+0100.

FILE PHOTO: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Closing ceremony - Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 25, 2018 - Pita Taufatofua of Tonga during the closing ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach. Tongan flag bea
NZ ships deliver aid to disaster-hit Tonga2022-01-24T03:51+0100.

Vision showed fresh fruit in crates being transferred to the wharf as New Zealand continued delivering aid to one of the world's remotest communities. Over a week after the South Pacific archipelago was devastated by a volcanic eruption and
Tonga struggles with ash, psychological trauma after eruption and tsun ... 2022-01-24T03:28+0100.

“Every kid grew up, in your geography lesson you were taught this is the Ring of Fire where we are all living. Now I think that we are quite concerned and start thinking, ‘How active are these places?” he told Reuters. The eruption of Hunga

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 (42), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (2), (2), INFORM (1),