M 5.4 in Indonesia on 20 Jan 2022 10:44 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 1306740
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.4M
Depth: 27.2 Km
Lat/Lon: -2.4778 , 140.0024
Event Date: 20 Jan 2022 10:44 UTC
20 Jan 2022 19:44 Local
Exposed Population: About 1000 people in MMI
480 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2022 14:39 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.8 (Indonesia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gdi6 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -1.73  
  C2 shakemap 0.79  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.96  
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: 415 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

Tonga eruption equivalent to hundreds of Hiroshimas, NASA says2022-01-24T10:39+0100.

The Tonga volcanic eruption unleashed explosive forces that dwarfed the power of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA scientists have said, as survivors on Monday described how the devastating Pacific blast "messed up our brains". The NASA Ea
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Tongan government says 85 percent of population impacted by ash fall a ... 2022-01-24T09:42+0100.

Tonga is on a long road to recovery as 85 percent of the population are affected by violent eruption followed by tsunami. Clean water is still their main request. Tonga faces a long road to recovery, with most of the population affected by
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MSDF vessel departs carrying aid to disaster-stricken Tonga2022-01-24T09:10+0100.

A transport vessel of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force departed Monday for Tonga as part of Japan's continuing relief efforts to the Pacific islands nation, which was hit by an undersea volcanic eruption and a tsunami earlier in the mont
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National Japan's MSDF vessel departs carrying aid to disaster-stricken ... 2022-01-24T09:05+0100.

Hiroshima – A transport vessel of the Maritime Self-Defense Force departed Monday for Tonga as part of Japan’s continuing relief efforts to the nation, which was hit by an undersea volcanic eruption and a tsunami earlier in the month. Osumi
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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), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),