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Mw 6.4 Earthquake, Green alert in Papua New Guinea on 13 Jul 2017 03:36 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.4M, Depth:46.95km
  • on 13 Jul 2017 03:36 UTC
  • About 30011 people within 100km
  • inserted at 13 Jul 2017 03:56:09

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.4 M
  • Depth: 46.95 km (deep)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 37 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us20009vvi
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -4.7884, 153.1594
  • Time (UTC): 13 Jul 2017 03:36:09
  • Time (ECT): 13 Jul 2017 05:36:09

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of New Ireland (population 90,000) .

The alertlevel for this event is Green

Population

Population near epicenter
Intensity Population
1700 people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 1500 people

Affected Places

See complete places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Natar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Matkumlagir New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Beriota New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Bakop New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Maliom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Ulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Matatai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Pukenmi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Silur Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Silur SWR unknown 0



Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
episodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 1173664 -4.788400/153.159400 6.4 46.95 5.6 13 Jul 2017 03:36 13 Jul 2017 03:57 00:21
2 1173664 -4.788400/153.159400 6.4 46.95 5.31 13 Jul 2017 03:36 13 Jul 2017 05:39 02:03 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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