M 5.9 in Papua New Guinea on 10 Oct 2018 20:59 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: 5.9M
Depth: 45.99 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.9099 , 151.0989
Event Date: 10 Oct 2018 20:59 UTC
Exposed Population: 100000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000haab
Inserted at: 10 Oct 2018 23:42 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

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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 1231256 -5.979/151.076 5.7 48.93 4.46 10 Oct 2018 21:26 00:27 (new episode)
2 0.01 1231256 -5.979/151.076 5.7 48.93 4.46 10 Oct 2018 23:01 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0.01 1231256 -5.987/151.097 5.9 50.66 4.69 10 Oct 2018 23:40 02:41 (upd of #2)
5 0.01 1231281 -5.987/151.097 5.9 50.66 4.69 10 Oct 2018 23:42 02:43 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 19000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 59000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 160000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 99000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea <1000 people
Milne Bay Papua New Guinea 4400 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Peping East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 1 km
Maihuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 6 km
Punum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Raulili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Gnalala East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Malmalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Meingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Haulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Maso East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Kenminings East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Meninga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Ulutu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Lomeletepena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Kangilona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Matawan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Pulpulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Kanunu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Uvol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Meleton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Pelin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Mapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Woipuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Paliavalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Kinsena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Auuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Moralona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Welu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Okimpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Tavalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Monuvi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Talalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Pita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Pokapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Lugei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Simi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Kaiko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Yamalong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Wowonga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Yauyau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Movasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Babata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Burowei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Mulusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Makmak East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Bagela West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Tumula East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Mandria East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Paraga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Uasilau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Roko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Lopun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Amio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Waipo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Salelubu Agricultural Station West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Silanga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Malasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Walo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Sampantabil West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Ainbul West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Old Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Sulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Kaiama West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Lasibu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Umoa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Sisimi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Bereme West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Fulleborn West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Melei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Mataburu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Ubai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Gusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Tarobi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Moimoi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 83 km
Muranpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Morena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 90 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 90 km
Kupgen East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 91 km
Kwalakesi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 93 km
Kamarelo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 93 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 94 km
Benaule Number 2 West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 94 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 94 km
Muela East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 95 km
Benaule West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Baluma West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Ulamona Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Ubili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Kavu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 103 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Lapau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Madidua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 108 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Morokia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Ruango West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Kimbe West New Britain Papua New Guinea City 18000 people 113 km
Asalau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Kulingai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 117 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 117 km
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 118 km
Numundo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 121 km
Ablingi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 123 km
Rilu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Patanga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 128 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 128 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 128 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 128 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 129 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 130 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 130 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 130 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 130 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 130 km
Pasiloke West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 132 km
Aivet West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 132 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 133 km
Bola West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 133 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 136 km
Pangalu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 137 km
Bitokara West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 137 km
Garu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 137 km
Bamba West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 138 km
Tonganda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 139 km
Malenglo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 139 km
Dire West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Senekaul West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Kumbili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Kaveng West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 141 km
Liapo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Wanguwangu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Woganakai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 143 km
Komaraki West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 143 km
Minda West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 143 km
Volupai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 143 km
Kumavavu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 144 km
Kaubademki East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 144 km
Buluwara West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 145 km
Utkihu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 145 km
Bulumuri West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 145 km
Sieigit West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 145 km
Parwa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 146 km
Mai'ieo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 146 km
Ama West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 146 km
Bagum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 146 km
Dulagoa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 146 km
Awungi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 146 km
Kandoka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 147 km
Marupa Mission East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 148 km
Karedek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 149 km
Hulem West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 149 km
Poi'iek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 151 km
Pomalal West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 151 km
Moi'ia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Bulu Daba West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Umbi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Marunga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Pongual West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Mondrabet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Asiam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 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
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0
Bialla BAA unknown 0
Gonaili 1 0
Hoskins HKN 8 0
Uvol UVO unknown 0
Gonalia GOE unknown 0
Sule ULE unknown 0
Talasea TLW unknown 0
Open Bay OPB 2 0
Tol TLO unknown 0
Kandrian KDR 112 0
Stockholm SMP unknown 0
Linga Linga LGN unknown 0
Rabaul RAB 4 0
Tokua 10 0
Lamassa LMG unknown 0
Witu WIU 1 Civ. Unpaved No 3000
Losuia LSA 4 0

Ports

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

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