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Mw 5 Earthquake, Green alert in Papua New Guinea on 21 Apr 2017 10:34 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5M, Depth:63.26km
  • on 21 Apr 2017 10:34 UTC
  • About 19777 people within 100km
  • inserted at 21 Apr 2017 10:54:05

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5 M
  • Depth: 63.26 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us10008jh4
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -4.7115, 153.2998
  • Time (UTC): 21 Apr 2017 10:34:59
  • Time (ECT): 21 Apr 2017 12:34:59

Earthquake impact details

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.

Population

Population near epicenter
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

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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

Critical infrastructure

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

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

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
 
Episode 1164751
1 realtime 2017-04-21 12:54:09 20 thousand No people affected 1.78 0
  Earthquake 182646
0 realtime 2017-04-21 12:54:09 20 thousand No people affected 1.78 0
 
 
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IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1164751

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1164751
1 realtime 2017-04-21 12:54:09 20 thousand 1.78 0
  Earthquake 182646
0 realtime 2017-04-21 12:54:09 20 thousand No people affected 1.78 0
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21 Apr 2017 10:34 5M, 63.26km N/A 20 thousand 00:19 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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