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M 6 in Papua New Guinea on 01 Dec 2017 02:50 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6 M
  • Depth: 52.71 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000bjph
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -6.14, 147.6011
  • Time (UTC): 01 Dec 2017 02:50:00
  • Time (ECT): 01 Dec 2017 03:50:00
  • 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 1189590 -6.140000/147.601100 6 52.71 4.27 01 Dec 2017 02:50 01 Dec 2017 03:11 00:21
2 0.01 1189590 -6.140000/147.601100 6 52.71 4.73 01 Dec 2017 02:50 01 Dec 2017 04:53 02:03 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of Morobe (population 390,000) .

The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Population

Population in major intensity
Intensity Population

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Morobe Papua New Guinea 310000 people
Madang Papua New Guinea 2800 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 3600 people
Morobe Papua New Guinea 260000 people
Madang Papua New Guinea 180000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 64000 people
Eastern Highlands Papua New Guinea 480000 people
Gulf Papua New Guinea 44000 people
Central Papua New Guinea 24000 people
Northern Papua New Guinea 63000 people

Affected cities (first 100 records)

See complete places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Soweng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 0 km
Nuzen Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 3 km
Rua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 4 km
Kalasa Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 4 km
Tunga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 5 km
Sialum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Keburum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Gerup Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Kanomi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 8 km
Zakubep Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 8 km
Sikikia Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Ririwo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Paukwagna Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Hudewa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Orarako Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Zoroge Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Gitukia Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Walinga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kelanoa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kinalakna Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Zongafifi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Wandokai Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Masa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Gumukio Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Faseu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Tiku Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Scharnhorst Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Tiren Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Korbau Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Gunabosing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Hubegong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Yunzain Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Gubu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Bulu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Ungesu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Melandum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Sio Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Kumbip Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Siu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Podzorong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Badzuluo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Merikeo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Kitumala Pt Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Mula Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Nanduo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Koru Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Hendeneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Bongganko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Sambori Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Lebangande Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Kwemliki Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Lengbati Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Satneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Suevitne Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Sosoninko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Lakona Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Safifi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Embewanang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Kopa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Doing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Mindik Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Waran Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Belambu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Bonga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Belombibi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Mararuo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Geraun Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Sattelburg Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Pindiu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Zewitzan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Aregenang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Kulavi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Ununu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Zanggung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Tumnang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Nomanene Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Semgeta Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Dolo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Sisi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Wamuki Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Satop Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Vincketown Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Upat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Etep Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Ulap Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Mawaning Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Embengwasing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Gurunkor Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Domut Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Indum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Iloko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Tipsit Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Ubaneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Bokasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Dengando Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Wasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Warit Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Bumbu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Buangi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kangarua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Sapmanga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Worin Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Kawalan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 91 km
Boana Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 93 km
Sugan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 94 km
Sivebo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Gain Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Kisenden Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Wilnari West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Sugu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 103 km
Gali Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 104 km
Labisap Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Matafum Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Gorgiok Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Aimaga Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Danatum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Aimaga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Karangan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Malala Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Karim Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Gom Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Wadabo Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Tauali West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Isan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Bwaha Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Yara Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Gwang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Kilenge Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Agulupella West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Gabensis Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Narawum Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Waremo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Malalamai Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Garamboin Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Guado Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Gabutamon Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 115 km
Kewieng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 116 km
Gua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 116 km
Mari Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 116 km
Malolo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 116 km
Dakum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 116 km
Mama Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 117 km
Teptep Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 117 km
Kwenkiau Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 117 km
Yaut Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 118 km
Asim Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 118 km
Yagomi Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 118 km
Poini West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 119 km
Buakap Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 119 km
Salamaua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 119 km
Logui Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 120 km
Anepmete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 120 km
Siang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 121 km
Dauong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Ewok Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Nekarop West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Gehan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Bumbum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Wampit Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Kubung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Gloucester West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Seure Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 123 km
Silimate West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Sukurum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Bulantim Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Kapungapang Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Wantoat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Buiambum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Mapos No.1 Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Sirasira Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Mamgak Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Sel Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Bambu Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Kamiaturn Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Faigurup Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Hoperang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Hote Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Siyugei Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Boisi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Drong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Gumbaion Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Chimbulok Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Dahu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Natamu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 128 km
Baru Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 128 km
Yemli Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Delbangat Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Bogasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Salus Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Monara Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Iungpun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Timini Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Molo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 130 km
Bandit Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 131 km
Gwarawon Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 131 km
Bagen Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 131 km
Hikwak Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 132 km
Mambit Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 132 km
Wongat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 132 km
Umboldi Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 132 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)
Konge KGB unknown 0
Sialum SXA unknown 0
Mindik MXK unknown 0
Siwea SWE unknown 0
Kelanoa KNL unknown 0
Masa MBV unknown 0
Kabwum KBM unknown 0
Pindiu PDI unknown 0
Wasu WSU unknown 0
Ogeranang OGE unknown 0
Makini MPG unknown 0
Satwag SWG unknown 0
Finschhafen FIN 9 0
Indagen IDN unknown 0
Kasanombe KSB unknown 0
Baindoung BDZ unknown 0
Lablab LAB unknown 0
Singaua SGB unknown 0
Bawan BWJ unknown 0
Nadzab LAE 70 0
Derim DER unknown 0
Boana BNV unknown 0
Sapmanga SMH unknown 0
Kisengan KSG unknown 0
Dinangat DNU unknown 0
Long Island LSJ unknown 0
Yalumet KYX unknown 0
Lowai LWI unknown 0
Wagau WGU unknown 0
Cape Gloucester Gloucester CGC 24 0
Nankina NKN unknown 0
Wantoat WTT unknown 0
Saidor SDI 27 0
Zenag ZEN unknown 0
Kaiapit KIA unknown 0
Biliau BIJ unknown 0
Gnarowein GWN unknown 0
Bulolo BUL 668 0
Tsili Tsili TSI unknown 0
Wau WUG unknown 0
Yasuru KSX unknown 0
Kira KIQ unknown 0
Teptep TEP unknown 0
Morobe OBM unknown 0
Imane IMN unknown 0
Gusap GAP 459 0
Arona AON unknown 0
Engati EGA unknown 0
Heiweni HNI unknown 0
Sim SMJ unknown 0
Bapi BPD unknown 0
Aiyura AYU unknown 0
Tauta TUT unknown 0
Yegepa PGE unknown 0
Langimar LNM unknown 0
Omora OSE unknown 0
Tsewi TSW unknown 0
Garaina GAR 762 0
Aseki AEK unknown 0
Wonenara WOA unknown 0
Tekadu TKB unknown 0
Umba UMC unknown 0
Garasa GRL unknown 0
Linga Linga LGN unknown 0
Dumpu DPU unknown 0
Ileg ILX unknown 0
Marawaka MWG unknown 0
Menyamya MYX 1169 0
Manumu UUU unknown 0
Kandrian KDR 112 0
Biaru BRP unknown 0
Kokoro KOR unknown 0
Tawa TWY unknown 0
Bali BAJ unknown 0
Yeva YVD unknown 0
Madang MAG 3 0
Eia Popondetta EIA unknown 0
Hawabango HWA unknown 0
Goroka GKA 1587 0
Ioma IOP unknown 0
Kopiago KPA unknown 0
Usino USO unknown 0
Brahman BRH unknown 0
Kar Kar KRX unknown 0
Kamina KMF unknown 0
Malalaua MLQ 5 0
Terapo TEO unknown 0
Lese LNG unknown 0
Wabo WAO unknown 0

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Finschhaven Papua New Guinea
Dreger Harbor Papua New Guinea
Lae PGLAE Papua New Guinea
Salamaua PGSMU Papua New Guinea
Arawe Harbour Papua New Guinea
Gilau PGGIL Papua New Guinea
Morobe Papua New Guinea
Madang PGMAG Papua New Guinea
Sek Harbor Papua New Guinea
Kerama Papua New Guinea
Long Island Papua New Guinea


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