M 4.7 in Papua New Guinea on 20 Jun 2017 12:40 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 4.7M
Depth: 55.53 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.6569 , 154.7854
Event Date: 20 Jun 2017 12:40 UTC
Exposed Population: About 83000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us20009npl
Inserted at: 20 Jun 2017 13:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us20009npl Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1171346 0 20 Jun 2017 12:40 4.7M, 55.53km N/A 80 thousand 01:06 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of Northern Solomons (population 130,000) . The nearest places are Jaba, Torakina, Haigi, Piva, Koiaris, Mosigetta, Aitara Mission, Tokinotu, Pekei, Boku, and Birai.

Radius Population
100 km 83000 people
75 km 20000 people
50 km <1000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 130000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
Milne Bay Papua New Guinea 160000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Jaba Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Torakina Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Haigi Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Piva Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Koiaris Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Mosigetta Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Aitara Mission Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Tokinotu Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Pekei Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Boku Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Atsilima Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Panguna Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Mom Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Pokuito Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Taruba Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Barosi Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Karekopa Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Mokokolio Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Birai Bougainville 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
Boku BOQ unknown 0 64 km
Arawa RAW unknown 0 74 km
Karato KAF unknown 0 75 km
Torokina TOK unknown 0 77 km
Kurwina KWV unknown 0 80 km
Manetai MVI unknown 0 95 km
Tonu TON unknown 0 95 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Anewa Bay PGANB Papua New Guinea 98 km

More information

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