domingo, 25 de febrero de 2018

Red alert: earthquake M 7.5 in Papua New Guinea on 2/25/2018 5:44:44 PM

M 7.5 in Papua New Guinea on 25 Feb 2018 17:44 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Shakemap" alerting model


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 7.5
  • Depth: 35 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 25 Feb 2018 17:44
  • Exposed population in MMI>=7: 314210

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

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPapua New Guinea, Province of Southern Highlands (population 318,000). The nearest places are Aijagaiba (6km), Yandali (7km), Egauwi (8km), Ekailoa (10km), Tawanda (11km), and 92 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Pureni (35km), Tari (39km), Mougulu (41km), Fuma (45km), Koroba (51km), and 14 more. There are no known ports nearby.


Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
310000 people
590000 people
1.3 million people



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