M 4.7 in Papua New Guinea on 15 Mar 2018 19:41 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1137667
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.1911 , 142.5396
Event Date: 15 Mar 2018 19:41 UTC
Exposed Population: 420000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Mar 2018 23:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000d4wt Scaled population 5.48  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 29 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: 7.5 Earthquake - Mapped Informal C ... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:22:00 +0100.

Papua New Guinea: 7.5 Earthquake - Mapped Informal Care Centres (Displacement Sites) (18 March 2018) Informing humanitarians worldwide. A service provided by ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian
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Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea in bid to quake-proof buildings sit ... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:48:00 +0100.

By Catherine Graue. Sitting at the collision point of several tectonic plates, Papua New Guinea is ranked the 10th most disaster-prone country in the world and is regularly rattled by earthquakes. But as the developing nation undergoes a ra
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IOM, govt and partners to assess impact of disaster in PNGMon, 19 Mar 2018 05:19:00 +0100.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) teams are now working with the Papua New Guinea Government and partners to assess the full impact of the disaster in the five affected provinces. And they are working together with the PNG
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Some areas still waiting for relief after PNG quake – UNMon, 19 Mar 2018 05:15:00 +0100.

A United Nations co-ordinator in Papua New Guinea says three weeks after a devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake, some areas are still to get relief. The earthquake has killed at least 125 people and tens of thousands are in need of assista
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (33), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),