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M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 07 Aug 2017 06:26 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 34.53 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000a5g1
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -5.4006, 151.5565
  • Time (UTC): 07 Aug 2017 06:26:44
  • Time (ECT): 07 Aug 2017 08:26:44

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1176544 0

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1176544
1 realtime 2017-08-07 08:47:22 60 thousand 0
  Earthquake 194144
0 realtime 2017-08-07 08:47:22 60 thousand 2 thousand 0
  Shakemap 1
1 realtime 2017-08-07 10:28:44 No people affected No people affected 0
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07 Aug 2017 06:26 5.8M, 34.53km N/A 60 thousand 00:20 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 59000 people
75 km 49000 people
50 km 18000 people
20 km 1900 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The nearest places are Piovi, Kwai, Tal, Bagatavi, Senel, Pature, Olaipun, Goni, Bakirua, Marmar, and Malmalu.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Akul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Tagili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Mara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 20 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Muranpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Kupgen East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Kamarelo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Ganna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Morena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Muela East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Kamatami East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Kavu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Kipa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 41 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Madidua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Ubili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Ulamona Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Gigipuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Gomu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Old Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Pokapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Kahei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Mataburu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Paliavalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Bubu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Apapulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Matalilu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Ewasse West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Okimpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Monuvi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Gonaili 1 0 17 km
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 31 km
Uvol UVO unknown 0 32 km
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 33 km
Gonalia GOE unknown 0 36 km
Sule ULE unknown 0 52 km
Bialla BAA unknown 0 57 km
Open Bay OPB 2 0 66 km
Tol TLO unknown 0 71 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea 89 km

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