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M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 07 Aug 2017 06:26 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 34.53 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000a5g1
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -5.4006, 151.5565
  • Time (UTC): 07 Aug 2017 06:26:44
  • Time (ECT): 07 Aug 2017 08:26:44

Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1176544 -5.400600/151.556500 5.8 34.53 5.2 07 Aug 2017 06:26 07 Aug 2017 08:28 02:01

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of East New Britain (population 170,000) .

The alertlevel for this event is Green

Population

Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
1300 people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 1300 people

Affected Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km

Critical infrastructure

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