M 6.9 in Papua New Guinea on 29 Mar 2018 21:25 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.9M
Depth: 35 Km
Event Date: 29 Mar 2018 21:25 UTC
Exposed Population: About 82000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000db40
Inserted at: 29 Mar 2018 21:57 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 1.3 0.1 1.3
us1000db40 Scaled population 3 Max wave scenario 0.23m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.13m  
  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
1204817 0.72 29 Mar 2018 21:25 6.8M, 58km N/A 70 thousand 0.1m (at 00:37) 00:06 GEOFON
1204818 1.59 29 Mar 2018 21:25 7.2M, 10km N/A 70 thousand 0.6m (at 00:16) 00:07 PTWC
1204819 1.67 29 Mar 2018 21:25 7.2M, 10km N/A 70 thousand 0.6m (at 00:16) 00:08 NTWC    
1204826 1.19 29 Mar 2018 21:25 6.9M, 10km 7.54 80 thousand 0.2m (at 01:48) 00:20 NEIC
1204829 1.3 29 Mar 2018 21:25 6.9M, 35km 7.46 80 thousand 0.1m (at 00:37) 00:31 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)
29-Mar-2018 22:02:64 Malmal Papua New Guinea  0.1
29-Mar-2018 22:02:64 Pora Papua New Guinea  0.1
29-Mar-2018 22:02:64 Irena Papua New Guinea  0.1
29-Mar-2018 22:02:64 Pulpul Papua New Guinea  0.1
29-Mar-2018 22:02:64 Puapal Papua New Guinea  0.1
29-Mar-2018 21:58:00 Kauwa Papua New Guinea  0.1
29-Mar-2018 21:58:00 Takairam Papua New Guinea  0.1
29-Mar-2018 21:58:00 Tokai Papua New Guinea  0.1
29-Mar-2018 21:58:00 Matong Papua New Guinea  0.1
29-Mar-2018 22:44:64 Parol Papua New Guinea  0.0
29-Mar-2018 22:44:64 Malakua Papua New Guinea  0.0
29-Mar-2018 22:44:64 West_Baien Papua New Guinea  0.0
29-Mar-2018 22:44:64 Galowe Papua New Guinea  0.0
29-Mar-2018 22:44:64 Marmar Papua New Guinea  0.0
29-Mar-2018 23:16:00 Pomio Papua New Guinea  0.0
29-Mar-2018 22:35:38 Olaipun Papua New Guinea  0.0
29-Mar-2018 23:23:38 Sali Papua New Guinea  0.0
29-Mar-2018 22:34:00 Bovalpun Papua New Guinea  0.0
29-Mar-2018 22:44:64 Manginuna Papua New Guinea  0.0

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Initial conditions

Title: "145km E of Kimbe"

Fault parameters

  • Length: 44 km
  • Width: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 6.9 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: 1.2 m
  • Strike: 238 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 42 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 35 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): 148.442, -8.475, 154.442, -2.475
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Sea Level