M 5.1 in Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on 20 Jan 2022 13:03 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 1306756
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.1M
Depth: 20.3 Km
Lat/Lon: -30.6904 , -178.0302
Event Date: 20 Jan 2022 13:03 UTC
20 Jan 2022 01:03 Local
Exposed Population:
No people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2022 13:23 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 ()


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gdin 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
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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: 404 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

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Caritas Tonga: 'Ashes everywhere, drinking water most urgent emergency ... 2022-01-24T12:13+0100.

Thanks to a satellite phone that arrived on site, the Caritas network of Oceania managed to re-establish communication with the workers in Tongatapu isolated after the eruption of the underwater volcano. The death toll of three people has b
UN coordinator in Tonga: ‘Resources on the ground are not enough’2022-01-24T11:59+0100.

As news coverage of the eruption and tsunami that hit Tonga starts to fade away, the United Nations Coordination Specialist in the country has a message to the outside world: Tonga’s people are going to need sustained support responding to
UK aid heads to Tonga as Pacific nation continues the clean-up…2022-01-24T11:59+0100.

UK-funded aid is being sent to Tonga, almost a week after parts of the island nation were devastated by a volcanic eruption and tsunami. The Australian naval ship HMAS Adelaide was expected to set sail on Friday carrying British aid, includ

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