sábado, 8 de julio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:49.89km) in Papua New Guinea at 7/8/2017 5:24:41 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 4.8M, Depth:49.89km
  • 08 Jul 2017 17:24:41 UTC
  • 160293 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 49.89 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -6.0225, 149.9083
  • Time (UTC): 08 Jul 2017 17:24:41
  • Time (ECT): 08 Jul 2017 19:24:41

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPapua New Guinea, Province of West New Britain (population 130,000). The nearest places are Sieigit (13km), Utkihu (13km), Dulagoa (13km), Ama (14km), Hulem (17km), and 112 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Kandrian (45km), Linga Linga (66km), Talasea (73km), Fulleborn (82km), and Hoskins (82km). The nearest ports are Gasmata (53km), Kimbe (58km), Talasea (76km), and Arawe Harbour (97km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 110000 people 6
50 km 30000 people 3
20 km 2600 people 2
10 km <1000 people 1



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