M 6.1 in Papua New Guinea on 10 Oct 2018 20:45 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: 6.1M
Depth: 51.68 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.7453 , 151.3206
Event Date: 10 Oct 2018 20:45 UTC
Exposed Population: About 84000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000ha9t
Inserted at: 10 Oct 2018 22:47 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
<1000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1231247 -5.772/151.332 5.9 51.61 4.79 10 Oct 2018 21:05 00:20 (new episode)
2 0.01 1231268 -5.772/151.332 5.9 51.61 4.79 10 Oct 2018 22:47 02:02 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 27000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 49000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 150000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 100000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 1600 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 4 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 8 km
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Paliavalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Kangilona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Pokapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Lomeletepena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Okimpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Malmalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Monuvi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Pelin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Woipuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Mapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Meingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Peping East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Gnalala East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Auuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Maihuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Kinsena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Talalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Moralona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Matawan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Lugei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Ulutu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Raulili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Punum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Kaiko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Kenminings East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Haulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Maso East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Meninga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Yauyau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Welu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Akul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Pulpulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Kanunu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Uvol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Old Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Tagili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Pita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Ganna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Mulusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Meleton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Movasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Malasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Babata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Bagela West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Uasilau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Mataburu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Sulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Salelubu Agricultural Station West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Tavalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Kaiama West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Walo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Silanga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Matalilu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Ewasse West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Roko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Gomu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Paraga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Yamalong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 91 km
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 91 km
Lapau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 92 km
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 93 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 93 km
Malalia Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 94 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 95 km
Asalau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Valoka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Kavutu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Kololo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Lavilelo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 104 km
Vavosi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 104 km
Galoale West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Paronga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Hoskins West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Kwalakesi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Benaule Number 2 West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Zitus West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Tonganda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Pulpaleis West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Nangwe West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Benaule West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Lulakevi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Baluma West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Kaubademki East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Mai Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 116 km
Marupa Mission East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 118 km
Akiwok West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 118 km
Yangaura West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 118 km
Iok West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 118 km
Awungi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 118 km
Gaungo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 119 km
Akam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 121 km
Sigilwa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Ringring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Marunga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Gasmata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Zebu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Mondrabet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Awirin West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Getmata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Ruango West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 130 km
Morokia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 130 km
Kimbe West New Britain Papua New Guinea City 18000 people 132 km
Wakis West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 132 km
Karong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 133 km
Kalagen West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 133 km
Ami West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 133 km
Au Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 135 km
Kulingai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 136 km
Poiniara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 139 km
Numundo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Avio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Luonglil West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Rilu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Patanga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 144 km
Ili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 146 km
Pasiloke West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 148 km
Bola West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 148 km
Maranagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 150 km
Lemingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 150 km
Alkasam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 150 km
Merai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 150 km
Pangalu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 150 km
Galavit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 151 km
Ablingi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Bitokara West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Wusing East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Kupindal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Wanguwangu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Bamba West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Urai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 154 km
Bulumuri West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 154 km
Raunsepna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 154 km
Punarupka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 154 km
Arumbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 155 km
Garu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 155 km
Yalom East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 155 km
Dire West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 155 km
Malasait East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 155 km
Woganakai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 156 km
Riet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 157 km
Liapo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 157 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)
Nutuve NUT unknown 0
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0
Gonaili 1 0
Bialla BAA unknown 0
Uvol UVO unknown 0
Gonalia GOE unknown 0
Sule ULE unknown 0
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0
Hoskins HKN 8 0
Open Bay OPB 2 0
Tol TLO unknown 0
Stockholm SMP unknown 0
Talasea TLW unknown 0
Rabaul RAB 4 0
Tokua 10 0
Lamassa LMG unknown 0
Kandrian KDR 112 0
Linga Linga LGN unknown 0
Rakanda RAA unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Gasmata Papua New Guinea
Kimbe PGKIM Papua New Guinea
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea
Talasea PGTLW Papua New Guinea
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea
Rabaul PGRAB Papua New Guinea
Peter Haven Papua New Guinea

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