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M 5.6 in Tonga on 17 Jul 2017 01:20 UTC
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This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 17 Jul 2017 01:20 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 17 Jul 2017 01:42 UTC

References

Known identifiers for this event: us20009wu6 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 937 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga-USGS
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:24:00 +0200   trust (en)

SYDNEY, July 17 (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 97 km (60 miles), was located 180 km (112 miles) south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.

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5.2 mag earthquake in Tonga region
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:03:00 +0200   fijitimes (en)

Update: 7:53PM A MODERATE earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale was recorded in the Tonga region this afternoon. The seismic activity was located 569km East from Ono-i-Lau, 214km East-northeast from Nukua'lofa, Tonga and 907km East-southeast from Suva. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10km.

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Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga: USGS
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:48:00 +0200   nna-en (en)

NNA - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 97 km (60 miles), was located 180 km (112 miles) south-southwest of Neita in Tonga.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (60), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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