Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Tonga on 2/16/2018 7:56:07 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 16 Feb 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.8 in Tonga on 16 Feb 2018 07:56 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model





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: M4.8Depth: 351.32 KmEvent Date UTC: 16 Feb 2018 07:56Exposed Population: 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.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Tonga, of Tonga (population 98,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 333km.

The distance to the nearest coast is

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

No population is directly affected by the earthquake.

Disclaimer

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