M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 17 Jan 2019 16:53 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: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.2384 , 146.4632
Event Date: 17 Jan 2019 16:53 UTC
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j56c
Inserted at: 17 Jan 2019 17:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j56c Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1245404 0 17 Jan 2019 16:53 5.6M, 10km 4.36 Few people affected 00:19 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 Manus (population 33,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1245404 -3.238/146.463 5.6 10 3.55 17 Jan 2019 17:18 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1245404 -3.238/146.463 5.6 10 3.55 17 Jan 2019 18:56 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1245404 -3.225/146.434 5.7 10 4.36 18 Jan 2019 18:24 1d 01:30 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Manus Papua New Guinea 25000 people
Madang Papua New Guinea 270000 people
East Sepik Papua New Guinea 88000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Buke Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 104 km
Bandrahei Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 119 km
Manuai Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 120 km
Mok Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 120 km
Likum Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Kali Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 123 km
Lala Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Kabunu Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Kogo Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Maso Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Duliu Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Kawaliap Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Bohuai Number 2 Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 127 km
Patu Mission Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 131 km
Baun Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 133 km
Solang Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 134 km
Lessau Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 136 km
Rei Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 137 km
Metawari Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 137 km
Piterait Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 138 km
Nohang Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 139 km
Pau Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Nyada Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Selalou Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 140 km
Sori Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 141 km
Drehet Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 141 km
Yiru Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Drabito Number 1 Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Tingau Number 2 Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 142 km
Tingau Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 144 km
Yiri Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 145 km
Kapo Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 147 km
Sonilu Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 147 km
Leihuwa Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 149 km
Bowat 1 Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 151 km
Karkar Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 152 km
Laues Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Korou Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 153 km
Ponam Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 154 km
Derimbat Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 154 km
Kaul Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 154 km
Bangame Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 154 km
Massis Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 156 km
Urugen Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 157 km
Lowa Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 157 km
Kaviak Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 157 km
Nor Number 2 Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 158 km
Labahan Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Poluso Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Gnor Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Narer Mission Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Bulihat Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 159 km
Rossum Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 160 km
Lorengau Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 5700 people 161 km
Leronguan Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 161 km
Bubi Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 162 km
Marangis Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 162 km
Mom Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 163 km
Wadau Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 164 km
Bapi Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 164 km
Lolo Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 165 km
Lombrum Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 166 km
Kurumlang Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 167 km
Papitalai Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 168 km
Kabam Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Kilden Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Dangsia Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Lenkau Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 170 km
Ndrilo Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Boram Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Koruniat Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 171 km
Matiu Number 1 Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km
Moakareng Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 172 km
Ulun Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Badilu Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 174 km
Penchal Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 175 km
Did Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 175 km
Semamur Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 176 km
Gaubin Mission Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 176 km
Dangsai Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 176 km
Medibur Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 179 km
Mawock Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 179 km
Mokera Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 179 km
Taviltae Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 180 km
Rurunat Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 180 km
Sikon Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 181 km
Beidup Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 181 km
Bunabufi Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 181 km
Malala Mission Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 182 km
Bunabun 1 Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 182 km
Marukinam Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 184 km
Hahai Manus Papua New Guinea Village5 - 184 km
Aminten Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 185 km
Dugulaba Number 1 Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 186 km
Bieng Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 187 km
Yedikum Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 187 km
Bam I East Sepik Papua New Guinea Village5 - 188 km
Waba Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 188 km
Mirap Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 189 km
Bodua Madang Papua New Guinea Village5 - 189 km

see full list


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)
Momote MAS 4 0
Kar Kar KRX unknown 0
Awar AWR unknown 0
Wanuma WNU unknown 0
Madang MAG 3 0
Josephstaal JOP 68 0
Daup DAF unknown 0
Long Island LSJ unknown 0
Ileg ILX unknown 0
Annanberg AOB unknown 0
Sangapi SGK unknown 0
Angoram AGG unknown 0
Kopiago KPA unknown 0
Aiome AIE 105 0
Simbai SIM unknown 0
Brahman BRH unknown 0
Sepik Plains SPV unknown 0
Timbunke TBE unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Lorengau PGLOR Papua New Guinea
Karkar Island Papua New Guinea
Potsdam Harbor Papua New Guinea
Sek Harbor Papua New Guinea
Madang PGMAG Papua New Guinea
Hermit Island Papua New Guinea
Long Island Papua New Guinea

More information

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