M 5 in Papua New Guinea on 21 Apr 2017 10:34 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.0M
Depth: 63.26 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.7115 , 153.2998
Event Date: 21 Apr 2017 10:34 UTC
Exposed Population: About 19000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008jh4
Inserted at: 21 Apr 2017 10:54 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (PNG)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1164751 0 21 Apr 2017 10:34 5M, 63.26km N/A 20 thousand 00:19 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of New Ireland (population 90,000) . The nearest places are Ulam, Maliom, Pukenmi, Matkumlagir, Natar, Silur Mission, Kambilal, Beriota, Kumparum, Taron, and Nasko.

Radius Population
100 km 19000 people
75 km 7700 people
50 km 3600 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Maliom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Pukenmi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Matkumlagir New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Natar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Silur Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Kambilal New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Beriota New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Kumparum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Taron New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Bakop New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Lenai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Lamoran New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Mimias New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Kamiang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Matatai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Lakas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Kapsikau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Danfu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Burunkum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Sumsum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kabaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Manga Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Nasko New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Silur SWR unknown 0 30 km
Lamassa LMG unknown 0 58 km
Manga MGP unknown 0 65 km
Malekolon MKN 2 0 85 km
Green Islands GEI unknown 0 100 km

More information

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