M 5.7 in New Zealand on 12 Jan 2022 10:49 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 1305636
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 191.01 Km
Lat/Lon: -39.305 , 174.4702
Event Date: 12 Jan 2022 10:49 UTC
12 Jan 2022 23:49 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
170 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 12 Jan 2022 11:10 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
2 (New Zealand)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gba7 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.63  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 1371 | About casualties: 9 | Last hour: 0

Explosive Volcano Eruption Seen From Space2022-01-16T10:51+0100.

The eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano sparked tsunami alerts across the South Pacific (Twitter) Following a massive undersea volcanic eruption in the island country of Tonga, Tsunami was observed in the souther
Tonga's Olympic flag bearer says he has not spoken to his father after ... 2022-01-16T10:51+0100.

Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan Olympian who rose to fame for his entrances during the 2016 Rio Opening Ceremony, says he has not heard from his father after a tsunami hit the island nation following the eruption of an underwater volcano. Th
Significant tsunami damage feared in Tonga, communications still cut2022-01-16T10:50+0100.

WELLINGTON (Reuters) -Tsunami-hit Tonga remained largely uncontactable on Sunday with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on the Pacific islands as casualty reports had y
Tsunami in Tonga: All communications remain down after the violent eru ... 2022-01-16T10:49+0100.

, in the South Pacific, continues this Sunday with the communications network down since it was hit by a tsunami on Saturday afternoon, which prevents knowing the consequences of the disaster in the island state. “Right now we are mainly

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),