M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 12 Jan 2022 13:16 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 1305653
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 70.55 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.5982 , 147.3301
Event Date: 12 Jan 2022 13:16 UTC
12 Jan 2022 23:16 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
400 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 12 Jan 2022 13:34 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gbb7 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
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: 1365 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

DFA: Safety of Filipinos in Tonga, Samoa, Fiji ensured after volcanic ... 2022-01-16T13:12+0100.

A Planet SkySat image shows a plume of smoke rising from the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai days before its eruption on January 15, in Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, Tonga, January 07, 2022. Planet Labs PBC/via REUTERS. MANILA,
Ecuador issues tsunami warning in Galapagos due to underwater volcano ... 2022-01-16T12:54+0100.

The National Tsunami Warning Center of Ecuador issued this Saturday a tsunami warning for Santa Cruz Island, in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, after detecting marine disturbances as a result of the volcanic eruption near Tonga, in
Japan lifts tsunami warnings along the coast | Dark news : PPTVHD362022-01-16T12:54+0100.

Japan Meteorological cancel the warning Watch out for “tsunami” waves along the coast. After an underwater volcano erupted in Tonga yesterday evening, follow more news at the website. https://www.pptvhd36.com and social media channels faceb
Japan warns of tsunami following volcanic eruption in Tonga2022-01-16T12:53+0100.

Satellite image captures Tonga’s Hunga volcano (right) erupting Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Saturday midnight issued a tsunami warning following an earlier volcanic eruption in Tonga. The weather agency

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 (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),