M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 15 May 2018 21:09 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: 4.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.2032 , 151.1422
Event Date: 15 May 2018 21:09 UTC
Exposed Population: About 53000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000e5uk
Inserted at: 15 May 2018 21:35 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
us1000e5uk Scaled population (vector) 4.41  
  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
1210723 0 15 May 2018 21:09 4.8M, 10km N/A 50 thousand 00:25 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 East New Britain (population 170,000) . The nearest places are Pulpulo, Meninga, Maso, Uvol, Raulili, Maihuna, Tu, Meingi, Leli, Haulo, and Mulusi.

Radius Population
100 km 55000 people
75 km 20000 people
50 km 8000 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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pulpulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Meninga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Maso East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Uvol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Raulili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Maihuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Meingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Haulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Meleton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Punum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Kangilona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Kanunu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Peping East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Tavalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Kenminings East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Malmalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Gnalala East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Ulutu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Wowonga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Simi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Lomeletepena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Matawan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Amio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Makmak East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Welu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Burowei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Pelin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Yamalong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Paliavalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Mapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Kinsena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Pita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Woipuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Moralona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Auuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Okimpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Waipo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Monuvi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Lopun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Talalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Fulleborn West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Pokapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Lugei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Melei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Kaiko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Tumula East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Mandria East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Penlolo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Ainbul West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Babata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Yauyau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Atui West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Movasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Mulusi West New Britain 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
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0 56 km
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 68 km
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 72 km
Gonaili 1 0 88 km
Bialla BAA unknown 0 98 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Gasmata Papua New Guinea 94 km

More information

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