M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 02 Mar 2018 03:01 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: 28.69 km
Lat/Lon: -6.056 , 142.5335
Event Date: 02 Mar 2018 03:01 UTC
Exposed Population: 460000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 Mar 2018 03:18 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 211 | About casualties: 11 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea earthquake, 5 March 2018Tue, 06 Mar 2018 02:33:00 +0100. On Monday 26 February, an earthquake of 7.5 magnitude at 9 km depth struck the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea, particularly Hela and Southern Highlands provinces. A series of strong aftershocks have since been reported across the High
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'Megathrust' earthquake could cause tsunami in New ZealandTue, 06 Mar 2018 01:51:00 +0100. The threat of a mega-tsunami looms large for New Zealand - with 12-metre high waves a possibility. American geophysicist Steven Ward said the tsunami would hit New Zealand's east coast stretching from Auckland in the North Island to Christc
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NEMO CLEARS AIR ON FALSE TSUNAMI REPORTSTue, 06 Mar 2018 00:44:00 +0100. Director of the National Emergency Management Organization Velda Joseph says reports that a tsunami watch was in effect for St. Lucia were false. Social media was abuzz with inaccurate news that a warning was issued for a number of Caribbea
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Fake holiday food poisoning compensation couple avoid jail - this is what t ... Mon, 05 Mar 2018 22:32:00 +0100. A couple who lodged a bogus food poisoning damages claim against a Turkish spa resort have escaped jail after a private prosecution brought by holiday giant TUI. Leon Roberts and Jade Muzoka were both given suspended 26-week jail sentences
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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),