M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 21 May 2019 04:04 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 4.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -2.7447 , 150.136
Event Date: 21 May 2019 04:04 UTC
Exposed Population: About 51000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003nu3
Inserted at: 21 May 2019 04:46 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003nu3 Scaled population (vector) 4.76  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1261065 0 21 May 2019 04:04 4.9M, 10km N/A 50 thousand 00:41 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of New Ireland (population 90,000) . The nearest places are Tiopotuk, Metakabil Plantation, Woi, Metakabil, Metevoi, Baue, Neingang, Baungnung, Paterina, Lavongai, and Kabien.

Radius Population
100 km 51000 people
75 km 22000 people
50 km 15000 people
20 km 2500 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tiopotuk New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 8 km
Metakabil Plantation New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Woi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Metakabil New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Metevoi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Baue New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Neingang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Baungnung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Paterina New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Lavongai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Kulungat New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Meterankan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Buteilong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Min New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Konmavul New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Belewaia New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Wassanga New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Umbukul New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Bclupa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Neikonomon New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Neikapatuk New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Mataniu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Metamoli New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Narimlaua New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Mantania New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Sosson New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Min New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Matailanga New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Au New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Ungalabu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Potpotingan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Tabut New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Meterankasing New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Upuos New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Metamin New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Kung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Mosuang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Neinga New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Puas Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Meteiai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Dunung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Konematalik New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Patimaian New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Kulaunus New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Tsoilik New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Kulibang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Mamion New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Taskul New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Pasan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Kauilikau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Tapak New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Ungakum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Bangatang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Kiton New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Butei New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Tunschui New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Enuk New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Nusailas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Kabien New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 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
Taskul TSK unknown 0 35 km
Puas PUA unknown 0 40 km
Kavieng KVG 2 0 77 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Kavieng PGKVG Papua New Guinea 75 km

More information

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