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M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 30 Nov 2017 05:50 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 97.95 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000bj76
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -4.3641, 143.798
  • Time (UTC): 30 Nov 2017 05:50:19
  • Time (ECT): 30 Nov 2017 06:50:19
  • INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (PNG)

Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1189467 -4.364100/143.798000 5.5 97.95 4.02 30 Nov 2017 05:50 30 Nov 2017 06:15 00:25
2 0.01 1189467 -4.364100/143.798000 5.5 97.95 4.02 30 Nov 2017 05:50 30 Nov 2017 07:52 02:02 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of East Sepik (population 280,000) .

The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Population

Population in major intensity
Intensity Population

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
East Sepik Papua New Guinea 170000 people
Madang Papua New Guinea 16000 people
East Sepik Papua New Guinea 200000 people
Enga Papua New Guinea 420000 people
Madang Papua New Guinea 250000 people
Western Highlands Papua New Guinea 630000 people
West Sepik Papua New Guinea 86000 people
Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea 610000 people
Chimbu Papua New Guinea 72000 people
Western Papua New Guinea <1000 people

Affected cities (first 100 records)

See complete places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Andafugan East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 6 km
Nadveri East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Akuran East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Changriwa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Biwat East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 8 km
Kanduanum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Araining East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Biwar East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Kundima East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Kanduanam East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Aranguman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Bobaten East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Bun East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kaimba East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kambuku East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Moim East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Wom East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Sipisi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Kambrindo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Asangamut East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Piambit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Kaiwaria East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Samban School East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Mundamba East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Kungriambun East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Masandenai East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Yamen East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Kambaramba East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Manjamai East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Ambonwari East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Kansimei East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Kamangaui East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Munyatem East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Kambot Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Imanmeri East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Korogopa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Seraba East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Magendo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Kundima East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Chuimondo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Koiwat East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Kundiman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Angriman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Suimbo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Pushyten East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Papa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Angoram East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 1500 people 45 km
Yimas East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Mindibit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Yamandim East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Angoram Village East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Angang East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Wablamas East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Amongabi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Auwim East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Saui East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Tamo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kraimbit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Nongawa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Wanabrugu East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Malimbo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Kombianika East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Bugarum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Kaminimbit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Mumeri East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Kabriman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Kararau East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Wandomi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Kuvanmas East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Ariapan East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Mambel East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Tungambit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Lembum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Yindigum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Yari East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Sangriman East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Oremai East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Tarakai East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Manganjangut East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Yoguna East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Simangaui East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Bunam East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Kapaimeri Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Dabero East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Agrant East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Sori East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Urimo Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Waskurin East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Tring East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Akaian East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Gaikarobi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kwaliangwa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kitchikan East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Maliu East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Peringa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Sarum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Marienberg Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Nagam River Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Kamanburuka Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Nogosop East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Imboin East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Tungum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Eram East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Sikaium East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Anganamei East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Meakambut East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Kaup Villages East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Kaup East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Mariamei East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Yenitabak East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Terebu East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Andumout East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Samap East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Pundugum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Japaraka East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Wagamut East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Olimola East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Kaubari East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Numari East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Mensuat East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Terebu Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Rindagum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Darapap East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Sassoia East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Mandi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 83 km
Gigantok East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Tilia East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Mendam East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 88 km
Neliaku East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 89 km
Wewak East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village4 17000 people 91 km
Maramuni Enga Papua New Guinea Village5 - 92 km
Sara East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 94 km
Nunguma East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 95 km
Watam East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Biaka Enga Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Marangis East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Yangoru East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Warinung East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Zanung East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Boim East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Bunapas Mission East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Yambongu East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Bekun East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Gokto Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Kopa East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Mari East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Bunapae East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Rainimbo East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Temnu East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Bugiaui East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Avunkum Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Purpur East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Walangal East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Salimbua East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Banwingei East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Misinki Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 103 km
Tindimu Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 103 km
Gora Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 103 km
Tung Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 104 km
Arengen Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 104 km
Guasingi Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 105 km
Bonahoitam East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Kunjingini East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Laialam No 1 Enga Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Kwanga Mission Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Bam East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Abusit East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Botbot East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Pausum East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Sepen Number 1 Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Mikarup Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Pukago East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Sangam Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Vomunk Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Sabu Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Dinam Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Yigei East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Moi East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Ambunti East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 2000 people 110 km
Umbo Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Boiken East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Wobu Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Bainyik East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Waigamaga East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Nodabu Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Kompiam Enga Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Sibabaru East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Boinamu East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Londol Health Centre Enga Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Chungrebu Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Gabun Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Mekera Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Agunku Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Merar East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Frintibu Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Dusin Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Aiyulities Enga Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Londol Enga Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Grengabu Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Biananambu East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 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)
Timbunke TBE unknown 0
Amboin AMG unknown 0
Simbai SIM unknown 0
Angoram AGG unknown 0
Munduku Mid Caicos MDM unknown 0
Sepik Plains SPV unknown 0
Yenkis YEQ unknown 0
Wewak International WWK 6 0
Maramuni MWI unknown 0
Ambunti AUJ unknown 0
Kompiam KPM unknown 0
Hayfield 131 0
Annanberg AOB unknown 0
Ruti RUU unknown 0
Hayfields HYF unknown 0
Awar AWR unknown 0
Wabag WAB unknown 0
Sangapi SGK unknown 0
Laiagam LGM unknown 0
Aiome AIE 105 0
Daup DAF unknown 0
Wapenamanda WBM 1789 0
Josephstaal JOP 68 0
Kanainj KNE unknown 0
Paiela PLE unknown 0
Porgera RGE unknown 0
April River APR unknown 0
Koinambe KMB unknown 0
Tabibuga TBA unknown 0
Nuku UKU unknown 0
Kandep KDP 2355 0
Mount Hagen Kagamuga HGU 1631 0
Wanuma WNU unknown 0
Banz BNZ unknown 0
Kol KQL unknown 0
Koroba KDE unknown 0
Tari TIZ 1673 0
Margarima MGG unknown 0
Minj MZN unknown 0
Anguganak AKG unknown 0
Pureni PUI unknown 0
Mendi MDU 1726 0
Nipa NPG unknown 0
Tadji TAJ 5 0
Kar KAK unknown 0
Aitape ATP unknown 0
Kar Kar KRX unknown 0
Kagua AGK unknown 0
Lumi LMI unknown 0
Pangia PGN unknown 0
Kopiago KPA unknown 0
Brahman BRH unknown 0
Yellow River XYR unknown 0
Ama AMF unknown 0
Madang MAG 3 0
Sissano SIZ unknown 0
Suabi SBE unknown 0
Guriaso GUE unknown 0
Honinabi HNN unknown 0

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Wewak PGWWK Papua New Guinea
Potsdam Harbor Papua New Guinea
Long Island Papua New Guinea
Aitape Harbor Papua New Guinea
Aitape Papua New Guinea


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