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M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 13 Jan 2018 20:58 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
  • Depth: 100.49 Km
  • Event Date: 13 Jan 2018 20:58 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 240000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 13 Jan 2018 21:18 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (PNG)


Known identifiers for this event: us2000cjcy (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 828 | About casualties: 79 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: PNG Governor orders evacuation of second volcano as eruption fears mount
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:25:00 +0100   reliefWeb (en)

By Yara Murray-Atfield. Papua New Guinea authorities order the evacuation of some 5,000 people from three islands amid fears of a volcanic eruption, as the country's Prime Minister directs national resources to assist in the disaster response. Key points: The Governor of PNG's East Sepik province....

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Papua-Neuguinea: 1500 Menschen nach Vulkanausbruch evakuiert
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:27:00 +0100   spiegel (de)

Nachdem der Vulkan auf der Insel Kadovar bereits Anfang Januar Aschewolken ausgestoßen hatte, waren einige Bewohner von der südpazifischen Insel Kadovar evakuiert worden. Nun mussten sie zusammen mit deren Einwohnern auch ihre Zufluchtsstätte, die Nachbarinsel Blup Blup, verlassen.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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