M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 27 Feb 2018 06:19 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 km
Lat/Lon: -6.4178 , 143.0483
Event Date: 27 Feb 2018 06:19 UTC
Exposed Population: 740000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 27 Feb 2018 06:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 491 | About casualties: 125 | Last hour: 0

Help slow to come nearly a week after PNG quake
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:09:00 +0100.

Mobile phone coverage has been gradually restored and in a phone interview on Saturday, Mr Pulupe said the scale of devastation in the town of 10,000 was immense. Most of its buildings had collapsed, he said, including schools and parts of
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Earthquake in Manipur: 3.7 magnitude quake jolts Churachandpur region
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:03:00 +0100.

An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Southern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Monday. (Representative photo: Reuters) in Manipur: An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter sc
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PNG Government to help quake hit provinces, Opposition leader call for ...
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 04:16:00 +0100.

The Papua New Guinea government will move into rebuilding the infrastructure damaged in the provinces affected by the earthquake. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said while the earthquake left untold amount of damages to infrastructure, especi
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Ecología y Contaminación: La central de Fukushima dice que ha frenado ...
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 03:49:00 +0100.

Tokio, 2 mar (EFE).- La operadora de la central de Fukushima afirmó hoy que ha logrado contener la acumulación de agua contaminada en la planta, y señaló que la retirada del combustible fundido de los reactores es el mayor desafío a corto y
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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),