M 5.9 in Papua New Guinea on 10 Oct 2018 21:13 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: 5.9M
Depth: 37.39 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.9369 , 151.1355
Event Date: 10 Oct 2018 21:13 UTC
Exposed Population: About 94000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000haaj
Inserted at: 10 Oct 2018 21:33 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
1231259 0.01 10 Oct 2018 21:13 5.9M, 37.39km 5.15 90 thousand 00:20 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The nearest places are Meingi, Maihuna, Tu, Peping, Raulili, Punum, Kangilona, Malmalu, Maso, Haulo, and Lavege.

Radius Population
100 km 94000 people
75 km 45000 people
50 km 15000 people
20 km 4700 people
10 km 1700 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Meingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 2 km
Maihuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 3 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 6 km
Peping East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 6 km
Raulili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Punum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Kangilona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Malmalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Maso East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Haulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Meninga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Gnalala East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Lomeletepena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Kenminings East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Pulpulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Uvol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Ulutu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Matawan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Meleton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kanunu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Pelin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Paliavalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Mapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Woipuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Auuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Kinsena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Moralona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Okimpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Welu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Tavalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Monuvi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Pokapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Talalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Pita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Lugei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Simi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Kaiko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Yamalong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Wowonga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Yauyau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Movasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Babata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Burowei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Makmak East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Mulusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Bagela West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Tumula East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Mandria East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Amio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Paraga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Uasilau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Lopun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Waipo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Roko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Salelubu Agricultural Station West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Silanga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Malasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Old Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Walo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Ainbul West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Sampantabil West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Sulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Kaiama West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Mara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 59 km
Lasibu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Umoa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Fulleborn West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Melei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Sisimi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Bereme West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Mataburu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Ubai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 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
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 43 km
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 51 km
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0 59 km
Gonaili 1 0 66 km
Bialla BAA unknown 0 70 km
Uvol UVO unknown 0 96 km
Hoskins HKN 8 0 96 km

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