M 6.3 in Papua New Guinea on 07 Apr 2018 05:48 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: 6.3M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.8413 , 142.4899
Event Date: 07 Apr 2018 05:48 UTC
Exposed Population: 430000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000dvwq
Inserted at: 07 Apr 2018 06:05 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

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
1205843 0.01 07 Apr 2018 05:48 6.3M, 10km 6.92 430 thousand 00:16 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of Western (population 100,000) . The nearest places are Hanoi, Fugwa, Egele, Geroro, Tangi, Koroba, Kudiebi, Hedamali, Gabiomosom, Hareke, and Pundami.

Radius Population
100 km 430000 people
75 km 320000 people
50 km 220000 people
20 km 6600 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Western Papua New Guinea 100000 people
Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea 310000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Hanoi Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Fugwa Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Egele Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Geroro Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Tangi Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Koroba Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Kudiebi Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Hedamali Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Gabiomosom Western Papua New Guinea Village6 - 34 km
Hareke Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Tawanda Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Pureni Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Iangari Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Pori Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Laite Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Tadei Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Karida Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Adjmari Western Papua New Guinea Village6 - 40 km
Auwi Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Headubi Western Papua New Guinea Village6 - 41 km
Ekailoa Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Idauwi Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Bunima Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Angora Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Komogato Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Yandali Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Hagini Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Halengo Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Tiamobi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Kurukumbutei Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Kaijagari Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Komo Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Egauwi Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Sisiobi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Uramogi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Mogulu Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Horale Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Tauri Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Aijagaiba Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Mingili Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Iande Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kopiago Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Dauli Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Unawobi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Gorin Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Hoiebia Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Lake Kopiago Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Wailibi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Kugoyobi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Iagamabi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Piangwanda Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Sirigubi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Honinabi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Doma Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Waruni Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Wodiobi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Nomad Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Bebelubi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Yulabi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Yeru Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Kela Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Hoop Pine Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Tigisbi Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Tidiparu Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Dimina Western Papua New Guinea Village6 - 62 km
Duna Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village6 - 63 km
Wabmosom Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Aukopmin Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Tamide Mission Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Kukodobi Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Dofasi Western Papua New Guinea Village6 - 65 km
Pai Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Duara Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Tefedi Western Papua New Guinea Village6 - 68 km
Tebuda Western Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Gaugutmin Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Pundami Enga 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
Koroba KDE unknown 0 32 km
Suabi SBE unknown 0 34 km
Pureni PUI unknown 0 38 km
Mougulu GUV unknown 0 50 km
Tari TIZ 1673 0 51 km
Honinabi HNN unknown 0 53 km
Nomad River NOM 88 0 57 km
Fuma FUM unknown 0 60 km
Paiela PLE unknown 0 75 km
Tekin TKW unknown 0 75 km
Porgera RGE unknown 0 76 km
Bimin BIZ unknown 0 81 km
Debepare DBP unknown 0 82 km
Gasuke GBC unknown 0 89 km
Margarima MGG unknown 0 99 km

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