M 5.7 in Papua New Guinea on 19 Dec 2018 21:37 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.7M
Depth: 8.68 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.116 , 149.841
Event Date: 19 Dec 2018 21:37 UTC
Exposed Population: 140000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000iv5f
Inserted at: 19 Dec 2018 21:51 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000iv5f Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1241747 0 19 Dec 2018 21:37 5.7M, 8.68km 6.486 150 thousand 00:13 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

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
3000 people
10000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1241747 -6.116/149.841 5.7 8.7 6.486 19 Dec 2018 21:54 00:17 (new episode)
2 0 1241747 -6.116/149.841 5.7 8.7 6.486 19 Dec 2018 23:40 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1241747 -6.116/149.841 5.7 8.7 6.486 20 Dec 2018 21:40 1d 00:02 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 3000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 9200 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 9000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ama West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 6 km
Utkihu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 6 km
Senekaul West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Karedek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Pomalal West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Moi'ia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Dulagoa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Hulem West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Pongual West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Sieigit West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Asiam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Awat West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Parwa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Umbi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Sangkiap West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Saihi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Mai'ieo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Mihak West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Poi'iek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kaveng West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Malenglo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Utkumbu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Akinum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Ahi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Lapalam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Aivet West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Maum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Arat West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Aka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Simimla West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Rereng West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Gisamilo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Aure West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Angelek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Senemsi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Lakungkung West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Luonglil West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Maklongmerang West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Aduap West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Namaklongklong West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Lauhuring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Papsa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Ablingi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Lapunum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Kandrian West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 1000 people 34 km
Hualil West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Pomete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Aviklo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Apugi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Aslingpun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Avio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Yumyello West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
I'igi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Aiku West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Alu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Audi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Iakas West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Amgoring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Umus West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Ami West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Au Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Seleng West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Wakis West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Awangio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Molopun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Witar West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Eseli West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 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)
Kandrian KDR 112 0

More information

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