M 5.7 in Papua New Guinea on 26 Feb 2018 11:56 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 13.33 km
Lat/Lon: -6.5004 , 143.5538
Event Date: 26 Feb 2018 11:56 UTC
Exposed Population: 880000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 26 Feb 2018 12:14 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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Latest media headlines

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Un s�isme de magnitude 7,5 frappe la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guin�eFri, 02 Mar 2018 09:11:00 +0100. ANI - (AFP) - Un séisme de magnitude 7,5 a frappé la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi, mais aucune alerte au tsunami n’a été émise, a annoncé l’institut américain de géophysique, l’USGS. L’épicentre est situé à 90
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),