miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 5/15/2018 9:09:23 PM

M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 15 May 2018 21:09 UTC

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GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model




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

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: M4.8
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 15 May 2018 21:09
  • Exposed Population: About 53000 people within 100km

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

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

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Earthquake Event

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 24km. The nearest places are Pulpulo (24km), Meninga (24km), Uvol (25km), Maso (26km), Raulili (26km), and 63 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Fulleborn (55km), Nutuve (68km), Jacquinot Bay (72km), Gonaili (88km), and Bialla (98km). The nearest ports are Gasmata (93km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 20000 people 1
50 km 7800 people 1
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0

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