GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.

M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 30 Nov 2017 05:50 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 97.95 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000bj76
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -4.3641, 143.798
  • Time (UTC): 30 Nov 2017 05:50:19
  • Time (ECT): 30 Nov 2017 06:50:19
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (PNG)

Event time line

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1189467 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1189467
0.01 realtime 2017-11-30 07:10:31 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 206712
0 realtime 2017-11-30 07:10:31 290 thousand 10 thousand 0
  Shakemap 2
0.01 realtime 2017-11-30 08:53:19 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
30 Nov 2017 05:50 5.5M, 97.95km 4.02 290 thousand 00:19 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 280000 people
75 km 130000 people
50 km 55000 people
20 km 10000 people
10 km 2200 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of East Sepik (population 280,000) . The nearest places are Andafugan, Nadveri, Akuran, Changriwa, Biwat, Kanduanum, Araining, Biwar, Kundima, Kanduanam, and Pokoran.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
East Sepik Papua New Guinea 280000 people

Affected Populated Places

See complete places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Andafugan East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 6 km
Nadveri East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Akuran East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Changriwa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Biwat East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 8 km
Kanduanum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Araining East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Biwar East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Kundima East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Kanduanam East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Aranguman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Bobaten East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Bun East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kaimba East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kambuku East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Moim East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Wom East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Sipisi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Kambrindo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Asangamut East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Piambit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Kaiwaria East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Samban School East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Mundamba East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Kungriambun East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Masandenai East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Yamen East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Kambaramba East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Manjamai East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Ambonwari East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Maremuen East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village6 - 35 km
Kansimei East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Kamangaui East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Munyatem East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Kambot Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Imanmeri East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Korogopa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Seraba East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Magendo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Kundima East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Chuimondo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Koiwat East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Kundiman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Angriman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Suimbo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Pushyten East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Papa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Angoram East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 1500 people 45 km
Yimas East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Mindibit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Yamandim East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Angoram Village East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Angang East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Wablamas East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Amongabi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Auwim East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Saui East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Imboin East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Tamo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kraimbit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Nongawa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Wanabrugu East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Malimbo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Kombianika East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Bugarum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Kaminimbit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Mumeri East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Kabriman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Kararau East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Wandomi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Kuvanmas East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Ariapan East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Mambel East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Tungambit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Tungum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Lembum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Yindigum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Yari East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Sangriman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Oremai East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Tarakai East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Manganjangut East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Yoguna East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Simangaui East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Bunam East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Eram East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Kapaimeri Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Dabero East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Agrant East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Sikaium East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Sori East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Urimo Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Waskurin East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Tring East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Akaian East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Gaikarobi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kwaliangwa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kitchikan East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Maliu East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Peringa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 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
Timbunke TBE unknown 0 36 km
Amboin AMG unknown 0 42 km
Simbai SIM unknown 0 46 km
Angoram AGG unknown 0 47 km
Munduku Mid Caicos MDM unknown 0 49 km
Sepik Plains SPV unknown 0 53 km
Yenkis YEQ unknown 0 82 km
Wewak International WWK 6 0 87 km
Maramuni MWI unknown 0 94 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Wewak PGWWK Papua New Guinea 91 km

More information

Data resources

For a full list of available products related to this event, please refer to the GDACS Resources page.

About the data

Disclaimer

While we try everything to ensure accuracy, this information is purely indicative and should not be used for any decision making without alternate sources of information. The JRC is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information presented on this website.