M 6 in Papua New Guinea on 09 May 2018 07:57 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: 6.0M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.8916 , 151.7962
Event Date: 09 May 2018 07:57 UTC
Exposed Population: About 34000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000e17w
Inserted at: 09 May 2018 08:16 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (PNG)

Gdacs Score

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1209826 0.01 09 May 2018 07:57 6M, 10km 4.81 30 thousand 00:18 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The nearest places are Buka, Poman, Matong, Tokai, Pulpul, Manginuna, Pomansilipun, Totongpal, Takairam, Bovalpun, and Sampun.

Radius Population
100 km 34000 people
75 km 20000 people
50 km 9700 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people
Milne Bay Papua New Guinea 160000 people
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 130000 people
Morobe Papua New Guinea 390000 people
Northern Papua New Guinea 100000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kangilona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Mara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 66 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km

see full list

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
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 41 km
Gonaili 1 0 47 km
Uvol UVO unknown 0 53 km
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 54 km
Gonalia GOE unknown 0 57 km

More information

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