M 6 in Papua New Guinea on 09 May 2018 07:57 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: 6.0M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.8916 , 151.7962
Event Date: 09 May 2018 07:57 UTC
Exposed Population: About 34000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000e17w
Inserted at: 09 May 2018 08:16 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
<1000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1209826 -5.892/151.796 6 10 4.3 09 May 2018 08:23 00:25 (new episode)
2 0.01 1209826 -5.892/151.796 6 10 4.81 09 May 2018 10:05 02:08 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea <1000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 35000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 25000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 140000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 140000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 64000 people
Milne Bay Papua New Guinea 9800 people
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 73000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kangilona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Meingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Paliavalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 72 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Malmalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Maihuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Akul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Lomeletepena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Tagili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Pokapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Peping East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Okimpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Raulili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Pelin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Gnalala East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Ganna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Monuvi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Punum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Mapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Woipuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Maso East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 83 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Meninga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Muranpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Haulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Kupgen East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Kamarelo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Auuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 86 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Matawan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Ulutu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Mulusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Movasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 103 km
Babata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 105 km
Bagela West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Paraga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Roko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Karong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 117 km
Awungi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 121 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Ili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Lapau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Asalau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 130 km
Merai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 131 km
Fulleborn West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 132 km
Melei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 133 km
Urai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 136 km
Lemingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Penlolo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Maranagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Vavua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 141 km
Wusing East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Atui West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Galilo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Makasili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 143 km
Gar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 145 km
Kerapi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 145 km
Gavuvu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 147 km
Arumbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 147 km
Marambu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 148 km
Malalia Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 149 km
Paronga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 150 km
Riet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 151 km
Podu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 151 km
Simbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Valoka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Poiniara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Kavutu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 154 km
Zitus West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 155 km
Kololo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 156 km
Lulakevi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 156 km
Alkasam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 156 km
Siki West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 156 km
Nangwe West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 158 km
Galavit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Malasait East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Lat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Lavilelo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Vavosi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 160 km
Akiwok West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 161 km
Galoale West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 161 km
Raunsepna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 161 km
Rhunagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 161 km
Hoskins West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 162 km
Warangoi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 162 km
Kwalakesi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 163 km
Gaulim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 163 km
Yalom East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 164 km
Ivere East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 164 km
Benaule Number 2 West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 165 km
Akam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 165 km
Pulpaleis West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 165 km
Randulit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 165 km
Ganai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 165 km
Ringring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 166 km
Sigilwa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 166 km
Taulil East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 167 km
Benaule West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 167 km
Watwat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 167 km
Viveren East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 167 km
Komgi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 168 km
Gasmata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 168 km
Wairiki Number 3 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 168 km
Rapitok Number 3 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 169 km
Mai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 169 km
Zebu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 169 km
Baluma West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 169 km
Awirin West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 169 km
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 169 km
Wairiki Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 169 km
Kupindal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Vunapaladig East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Tagitagi Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Kamanakam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Balada East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Punarupka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Mai Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Iok West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Rapitok Number 4 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Bitapukpuk East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Tabuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Tamanairik East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Katakatai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km
Napapar Number 5 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km
Yangaura West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km
Toma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km
Kabanga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0
Gonaili 1 0
Uvol UVO unknown 0
Nutuve NUT unknown 0
Gonalia GOE unknown 0
Tol TLO unknown 0
Bialla BAA unknown 0
Sule ULE unknown 0
Open Bay OPB 2 0
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0
Stockholm SMP unknown 0
Hoskins HKN 8 0
Lamassa LMG unknown 0
Tokua 10 0
Rabaul RAB 4 0
Silur SWR unknown 0
Rakanda RAA unknown 0
Talasea TLW unknown 0
Manga MGP unknown 0
Kandrian KDR 112 0
Namatanai ATN 42 0
Linga Linga LGN unknown 0
Witu WIU 1 Civ. Unpaved No 3000
Malekolon MKN 2 0
Losuia LSA 4 0
Green Islands GEI unknown 0
Bali BAJ unknown 0
Karoola KXR unknown 0
Buka BUA 3 0
Boang BOV unknown 0
Londolovit LNV 51 0
Mapua MPU unknown 0
Kamiraba KJU unknown 0
Dios DOS unknown 0
Sabah SBV unknown 0
Boku BOQ unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea
Gasmata Papua New Guinea
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea
Kimbe PGKIM Papua New Guinea
Rabaul PGRAB Papua New Guinea
Talasea PGTLW Papua New Guinea
Namatanai PGATN Papua New Guinea
Peter Haven Papua New Guinea
Losuia Papua New Guinea
Nissan Island Papua New Guinea
Arawe Harbour Papua New Guinea
Gilau PGGIL Papua New Guinea
Tanga Island Papua New Guinea
Queen Carola Harbor Papua New Guinea
Buka PGBUA Papua New Guinea
Tabar Island Papua New Guinea
Suloga Harbor Papua New Guinea

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