M 5.6 in Tonga Islands on 05 Dec 2022 16:19 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 1349224
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.223 , -173.1206
Event Date: 05 Dec 2022 16:19 UTC
05 Dec 2022 04:19 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI X
1 thousand in MMI III
Inserted at: 11 Dec 2022 21:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000j71p Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 27 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Scossa di terremoto registrata a Tafahi (Tonga) Il 04 Dicembre 2022 ore 20:24 è stata registrata una scossa di terremoto di magnitudo 6.9 e profondità 33 km a Tafahi (Tonga). Leggi qui per approfondire. Secondo la scala Richter, un evento s
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Quakes continue off Samoa after 6.7 jolt2022-12-06T00:18+0100.

More earthquakes have struck following the large tremor south of Samoa on Monday. The 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck about 8.30am Monday in Samoa/7.30am Sunday in American Samoa, prompting the Samoan government to urge everyone living on l
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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Hihifo, Tonga - USGS2022-12-05T21:17+0100.

Dec 6 (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck in the sea about 108 kilometres (67 miles) northeast of Hihifo, Tonga on Tuesday morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was at a depth of 35 km, the USGS s
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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Hihifo, Tonga - USGS (Reuters) - An e ... 2022-12-05T18:37+0100.

(Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck in the sea about 108 kilometres (67 miles) northeasteast of Hihifo, Tonga on Tuesday morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was at a depth of 35 km, the USGS sai
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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 (50), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (2), INFORM (1),