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
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 of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us1000habl Scaled population 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  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
1231265 0 10 Oct 2018 22:00 6.3M, 123.68km N/A 220 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:18 NEIC
1231267 0 10 Oct 2018 22:00 6.2M, 124.26km 4.59 220 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:37 NEIC
* 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.

Tsunami affected locations

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)

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Initial conditions

Title: ""94km SW of Kokopo""

Fault parameters

  • Length: 19 km
  • Width: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 6.2 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: .6 m
  • Strike: 247 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 49 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: NaN km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): 150.168, -6.457, 153.168, -3.457
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Sea Level