M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 07 Aug 2017 06:26 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: 5.8M
Depth: 34.53 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.4006 , 151.5565
Event Date: 07 Aug 2017 06:26 UTC
Exposed Population: About 59000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000a5g1
Inserted at: 07 Aug 2017 06:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (PNG)

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
1300 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1176544 -5.401/151.556 5.8 34.53 5.2 07 Aug 2017 08:28 02:01 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Intensity 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

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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