M 5.6 in Tonga on 27 Jul 2022 09:36 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 1332252
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.7282 , -173.8523
Event Date: 27 Jul 2022 09:36 UTC
27 Jul 2022 22:36 Local
Exposed Population: About 12000 people in MMI
20 thousand in MMI V
Inserted at: 27 Jul 2022 14:18 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.6 (Tonga)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000i5va Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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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: 1 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Tonga was shaken near Neiafu, Vava'u, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 only 17 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Neiafu, Vava'u, Ton
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Shockwave caused by Tonga underwater eruption may help scientists pred ... 2022-07-26T02:48+0200.

Using data from the eruption of the underwater volcano near Tonga in 2022, a research group at Nagoya University in Japan has used disturbances in the earth’s upper atmosphere to track the airwaves that cause tsunami. Their findings may lea
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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 (49), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),