sábado, 22 de abril de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:35km) in Papua New Guinea at 4/22/2017 9:39:09 AM

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 4.7M, Depth:35km
  • 22 Apr 2017 09:39:09 UTC
  • About 31828 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.7 M
  • Depth: 35 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -5.3996, 152.2923
  • Time (UTC): 22 Apr 2017 09:39:09
  • Time (ECT): 22 Apr 2017 11:39:09

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Papua New Guinea, Province of East New Britain (population 170,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 16km. The nearest places are Sampun (19km), Taimtop (19km), Tagul (19km), Wawas (20km), Lampun (22km), and 36 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Gonalia (46km), Uvol (50km), Tol (54km), Gonaili (80km), Jacquinot Bay (91km), and 3 more. There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 13000 people 0
50 km 6600 people 0
20 km <1000 people 0
10 km no people 0



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