M 6.2 in Papua New Guinea on 26 Feb 2018 15:17 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 13.81 km
Lat/Lon: -6.495 , 143.255
Event Date: 26 Feb 2018 15:17 UTC
Exposed Population: 800000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 26 Feb 2018 16:39 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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Infographıc - 10 Deadliest Earthquakes İn History
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:16:00 +0100.

The 10 deadliest earthquakes in human history took a collective death toll of over 2.5 million people. Nine of these earthquakes took place in Asia. The most casualties in an Asian quake were seen in China, with some 1.3 million people losi
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Exxon declares force majeure on exports from Papua LNG project-source
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:08:00 +0100.

02/03/2018. Freight News ExxonMobil Corp has declared force majeure on exports from its Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which has been shut since a powerful earthquake on Monday, an industry source familiar with the ma
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Papúa Nueva Guinea declara estado de emergencia por devastador sismo E ...
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:15:00 +0100.

El primer ministro de Papúa Nueva Guinea, Peter O'Neill, declaró el estado de emergencia para las regiones afectadas por el devastador terremoto de 7.5 grados de esta semana, que se estima que ha matado a decenas de personas. Al menos 31 pe
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Papúa Nueva Guinea declara estado de emergencia por devastador sismo
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:32:00 +0100.

El primer ministro de Papúa Nueva Guinea, Peter O'Neill, declaró el estado de emergencia para las regiones afectadas por el devastador terremoto de 7.5 grados de esta semana, que se estima que ha matado a decenas de personas. Al menos 31 pe
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),