M 6.2 in Papua New Guinea on 10 Oct 2018 22:00 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: 6.2M
Depth: 124.26 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.9574 , 151.6677
Event Date: 10 Oct 2018 22:00 UTC
Exposed Population: 220000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000habl
Inserted at: 10 Oct 2018 22:38 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (PNG)

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of West New Britain (population 130,000) . 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 1231265 -4.959/151.679 6.3 123.68 4.81 10 Oct 2018 22:19 00:18 (new episode)
2 0.01 1231267 -4.959/151.679 6.3 123.68 4.81 10 Oct 2018 22:38 00:37 (new episode)
3 0.01 1231267 -4.957/151.668 6.2 124.26 4.59 10 Oct 2018 22:39 00:39 (upd of #2)
4 0.01 1231267 -4.957/151.668 6.2 124.26 4.59 11 Oct 2018 00:08 02:07 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 53000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 180000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 1300 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 110000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea <1000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 72000 people
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 75000 people
Milne Bay Papua New Guinea 7100 people
Morobe Papua New Guinea 1400 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Tonganda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Kavu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Awungi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Muela East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Kamarelo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Mondrabet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Kupgen East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Kaubademki East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Morena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Madidua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Muranpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Kamatami East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Marupa Mission East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Ubili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Ulamona Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Poiniara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Marunga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Tagili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Akul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Ganna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Asalau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Alkasam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Galavit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Lapau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Raunsepna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Malasait East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Yalom East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Maranagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Karong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Lemingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Arumbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Komgi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Riet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Wusing East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Kupindal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Punarupka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Gigipuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Randulit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Kamanakam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Rhunagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Ili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 72 km
Vunapaladig East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Ivere East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Gaulim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Siaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Hitung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Suralil New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Beriota New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 147 km
Pakabong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 148 km
Kabakadas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 149 km
Kabahon Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 150 km
Natar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 151 km
Matkumlagir New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Umudu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Kabunut New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Matakan Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Hunabore New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 155 km
Bom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 155 km
Barau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 156 km
Benaule Number 2 West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 156 km
Maliom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 157 km
Rapito New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 157 km
Rasirik New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 158 km
Kambilal New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Kumparum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
New Nabumai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Silur Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Ulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Pukenmi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Benaule West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 160 km
Rapantaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 160 km
Ulahato New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 161 km
Taron New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 161 km
Amio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 163 km
Labur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 163 km
Hibaling New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 164 km
Matandeduk New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 164 km
Hikan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 164 km
Poronbus New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 165 km
Lamoran New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 165 km
Namatanai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village4 1300 people 166 km
Kurumut New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 166 km
Kokola New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 168 km
Komalu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 169 km
Bulumuri West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Pire New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Dampit New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Kalagunan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Lenai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Kanam Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Samo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Konogogo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Porabunbun New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Mimias New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km
Nokon New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km
Kamiang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km
Melei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 173 km
Sumsum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 173 km
Mesi Number 1 New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 173 km
Waragawsali New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 173 km
Lakas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Bakan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Fulleborn West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Warangansau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Pulpaleis West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Muliama New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Manga Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Huris New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Kapsikau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Kolonoboi Misson New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 175 km
Burunkum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 175 km
Weilo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 175 km
Kaguso New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 175 km
Wanguwangu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 176 km
Kalom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 176 km
Danfu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 177 km
Ruango West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 179 km
Morokia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 180 km
Kiata New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 180 km
Kolube New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 180 km
Penlolo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 181 km
Pangalu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 181 km
Koriesu Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 181 km
Kimbe West New Britain Papua New Guinea City 18000 people 181 km
Kaluan Number 1 New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 182 km
Atui West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 183 km
Bulu Daba West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 183 km
Iok West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 183 km
Kulingai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 183 km
Rilu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 184 km
Patanga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 184 km
Lambu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 184 km
Bola West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 184 km
Lowat Kang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 185 km
Bulu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 185 km
Pasiloke West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 186 km
Bitokara West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 186 km
Woganakai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 186 km
Numundo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 186 km
Tuorong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 188 km
Bamba West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 188 km
Penamun New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 189 km
Atlamau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 190 km
Liapo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 191 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)
Open Bay OPB 2 0
Sule ULE unknown 0
Tol TLO unknown 0
Gonalia GOE unknown 0
Uvol UVO unknown 0
Stockholm SMP unknown 0
Gonaili 1 0
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0
Bialla BAA unknown 0
Nutuve NUT unknown 0
Rabaul RAB 4 0
Tokua 10 0
Lamassa LMG unknown 0
Rakanda RAA unknown 0
Hoskins HKN 8 0
Silur SWR unknown 0
Namatanai ATN 42 0
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0
Manga MGP unknown 0
Talasea TLW unknown 0
Mapua MPU unknown 0
Kamiraba KJU unknown 0
Londolovit LNV 51 0
Malekolon MKN 2 0
Witu WIU 1 Civ. Unpaved No 3000
Boang BOV unknown 0
Linga Linga LGN unknown 0
Kandrian KDR 112 0
Kavieng KVG 2 0
Green Islands GEI unknown 0
Bali BAJ unknown 0
Taskul TSK unknown 0
Puas PUA unknown 0
Karoola KXR unknown 0
Buka BUA 3 0
Cape Gloucester Gloucester CGC 24 0
Dios DOS unknown 0
Sabah SBV unknown 0
Losuia LSA 4 0
Inus IUS unknown 0
Boku BOQ unknown 0

Ports

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

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