M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 04 Mar 2018 14:33 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 6 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.0743 , 142.7213
Event Date: 04 Mar 2018 14:33 UTC
Exposed Population: 620000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 04 Mar 2018 16:20 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 472 | About casualties: 156 | Last hour: 0

Siguen tareas de rescate por terremoto en Papua Nueva Guinea La cifra ...
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:59:00 +0100.

Los servicios de rescate siguen engrosando el número de víctimas mortales por el terremoto de la madrugada del pasado 26 de febrero, que llegó ya a cien con claras posibilidades de aumento. Mientras tanto la región del Pacífico sur enfrenta
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Descubren los indicios de terremotos que han afectado a las costas de ...
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:08:00 +0100.

Un equipo científico ha descubierto la huella geológica de los terremotos y tsunamis que han afectado a la región de Aysén (Chile) desde hace más de 9.000 años. La nueva investigación contribuirá a mejorar la evaluación del riesgo sísmico e
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PNG Earthquake damages to cost K600 million
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:02:00 +0100.

Restoration costs of earthquake hit provinces including Western, Hela, Enga and Southern Highlands in Papua New Guinea will exceed K600 million (US$187 million). This is the first such preliminary estimate given by Commerce and Industry Min
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News : O’Neill talks of ‘heartbreak’ over earthquake [07/03/2018 - Pap ...
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:02:00 +0100.

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the heartbreak of the destruction caused by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake 10 days ago is being felt in the affected districts. O’Neill visited Hela and Southern Highlands and saw the devasta
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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 (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),