domingo, 16 de julio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.5M,depth:10km) in Tonga at 7/16/2017 5:06:41 PM

Green Earthquake in Tonga

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Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

Summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:10km
  • 16 Jul 2017 17:06:41 UTC
  • No people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -20.4402, -173.4528
  • Time (UTC): 16 Jul 2017 17:06:41
  • Time (ECT): 16 Jul 2017 19:06:41

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Tonga, of Tonga (population 98,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 183km.

The distance to the nearest coast is

The earthquake occurred more than 100km from land and is unlikely to affect vulnerable infrastructure directly.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 11km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
75 km no people 0
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0 Likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely

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