M 5.6 in Fiji Islands Region on 02 Aug 2022 21:11 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 1333197
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 521.281 Km
Lat/Lon: -18.1158 , -178.2021
Event Date: 02 Aug 2022 21:11 UTC
03 Aug 2022 09:11 Local
Exposed Population: 3 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 02 Aug 2022 21:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000i7k8 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 4 | XAbout casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Ireland's first underground seismic station to detect earthquakes in I ... 2022-07-26T12:56+0200.

The station is located in Mitchelstown cave, and operated by staff members from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) Irish National Seismic Network (INSN). The Mitchelstown station is the ninth in the country overall, but the fi
Report on Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (Tonga) — March 20222022-07-06T04:07+0200.

Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, vol. 47, no. 3 (March 2022) Managing Editor: Edward Venzke. Edited by Kadie L. Bennis. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (Tonga) Surtseyan explosions with eruption plumes during 14-15 January 2022. Please c
5.2 Magnitude earthquake hits Fiji Islands2022-07-04T14:17+0200.

According to the Geological Surveys of Europe, the epicenter of the earthquake was south of Fiji, at a depth of 418 km. There are no reports of material damages or human losses yet. Fiji Islands are located in a region called the Ring of Fi

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (2), INFORM (1),