M 5 in Papua New Guinea on 21 Apr 2017 10:34 UTC

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2017-09-27 17:31

WOPW40 EJRC 211054
EARTHQUAKE ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* GREEN EARTHQUAKE ALERT IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA *
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SUMMARY

ON 21 APR 2017 10:34:59 UTC (ABOUT 21 APR 2017 20:48:10 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 5 OCCURRED IN THE MODERATELY POPULATED REGION OF NEW IRELAND IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. ULAM THE NEAREST POPULATED PLACES ARE: ULAM (27.5 KM). THE CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT IS: SILUR (30.2 KM).


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: NEIC
- MAGNITUDE: 5 M
- DEPTH: 63.26 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): -4.7115 | 153.2998
- COUNTRY: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
- PROVINCE: NEW IRELAND(PROVINCE)
- REGION: NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 21 APR 2017 10:34:59 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 21 APR 2017 20:48:10



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POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: SILUR (30.2 KM), LAMASSA (57.7 KM), MANGA (65.4 KM), MALEKOLON (85.1 KM), GREEN ISLANDS (99.7 KM)
- PORTS: N/A

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH MEDIUM VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A UNKNOWN HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: FRI, 21 APR 2017 10:34:59 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 21 APR 2017 12:34:59
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 21 APR 2017 04:34:59
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 21 APR 2017 01:34:59
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 21 APR 2017 17:34:59

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 21 APR 2017 10:54:34 (19 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1164751

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG
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POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 353151 45
175 319017 41
150 249232 32
125 125185 16
100 19777 3
75 7783 1
50 3645 0
20 0 0
10 0 0
5 0 0
2 0 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 0 PEOPLE/KM2.
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THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 21 APR 2017 20:48:10 LOCAL TIME. 21 APR 2017 20:48:10

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
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RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 1008 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE LOW LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF LOW RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES PAPUA NEW GUINEA A MEDIUM VULNERABILITY.
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SECONDARY EFFECTS
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PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

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PLEASE REFER TO THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR SUBSCRIBING OR UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ALERT EMAIL OR SMS SERVICE.

END OF EARTHQUAKE MESSAGE 001