sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:58.81km) in Papua New Guinea at 12/31/2016 9:44:03 PM

Green Earthquake in Papua New Guinea


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:58.81km
  • 31 Dec 2016 21:44:03 UTC
  • No people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.9 M
  • Depth: 58.81 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -6.0136, 153.466
  • Time (UTC): 31 Dec 2016 21:44:03
  • Time (ECT): 31 Dec 2016 22:44:03

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Papua New Guinea, Province of Northern Solomons (population 130,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 139km.

The distance to the nearest coast is

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

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km no people 0
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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