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M 5.9 in Papua New Guinea on 08 Jan 2017 08:52 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
  • Depth: 66.97 Km
  • Event Date: 08 Jan 2017 08:52 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 300175 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 08 Jan 2017 09:12 UTC

References

Known identifiers for this event: us10007ryv (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 308 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Strong Quake Shakes Northwest of Papua New Guinea
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:56:00 +0100   laht (en)

BANGKOK – A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck the northwest of Papua New Guinea Sunday, with no reports of casualties or material damage by authorities, or even the activation of the tsunami alert. The US Geological Survey, which records seismic activity worldwide, said the epicenter was 66 kilometers....

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Terremoto de magnitud 5,9 sacude el noroeste de Papua Nueva Guinea
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 17:07:00 +0100   elsiglo (es)

Un terremoto de magnitud 5,9 sacudió este domingo el noroeste de la República de Papua Nueva Guinea sin que las autoridades hayan informado de víctimas ni daños materiales de entidad, ni activado la aleta de tsunami. Con un epicentro a 66 kilómetros de profundidad, el temblor se registró a 58....

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Moderate quake hits Papua New Guinea
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 16:10:00 +0100   themalaymailonline (en)

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred in Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea at 4.52pm today. — AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — A moderate earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred in Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea at 4.52pm today.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (63), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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