M 6.3 in Japan on 21 Jan 2022 16:08 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 1306927
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
Depth: 39 Km
Lat/Lon: 32.7437 , 132.0432
Event Date: 21 Jan 2022 16:08 UTC
22 Jan 2022 01:08 Local
Exposed Population: About 3000 people in MMI
4 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 22 Jan 2022 16:11 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.5 (Japan)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000gdwz Scaled population (raster) 3.3 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.57      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
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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: 503 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

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India announces immediate relief assistance of USD 200,000 to Tonga in ... 2022-01-25T14:51+0100.

NEW DELHI: The Government of India extends immediate relief assistance of USD 200,000 to support relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction efforts in the Kingdom of Tonga in the wake of Tsunami, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) infor
NASA: Tonga volcano eruption more powerful than atomic bomb2022-01-25T14:18+0100.

A volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered a tsunami was hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb the United States dropped on Hiroshima during World War Two, Nasa says. The eruption “obliterated” a volcanic island north of the
Government accused of ignoring lessons from tsunami disaster2022-01-25T13:10+0100.

The government has said that no minutes or notes were taken during the meetings of a corona crisis group consisting of top civil servants. This despite conclusions in a major investigation after the tsunami disaster in 2004, which stressed

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 (89), (5), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),