M 6.3 in Papua New Guinea on 24 Mar 2018 11:23 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
Depth: 35.81 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.4829 , 151.4816
Event Date: 24 Mar 2018 11:23 UTC
Exposed Population: About 75000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 24 Mar 2018 12:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 148 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Aussie medics sent to help after PNG quake Papua New Guinean authoriti ...
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:26:00 +0200.

An Australian team of doctors and nurses has been deployed to earthquake-hit Papua New Guinea. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Highlands region in late February. An estimated 270,000 people require humanitarian assistance and 18,000 ar
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes off Papua New Guinea; no reports o ...
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:27:00 +0200.

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - A shallow 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday (March 26), the US Geological Survey said, the latest in a series to hit the region in recent days, but there were no immediate reports of casualtie
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Taiwan’s CPC Corp seeks LNG cargo for May delivery – traders
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:06:00 +0200.

27/03/2018. Freight News Taiwan’s state-owned CPC Corp is seeking a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for delivery in May, three traders said on Tuesday. The tender closes on March 29 and is valid until March 30, one of the sources said. C
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زلزال بقوة 6.6 درجة يضرب قبالة بابوا غينيا الجديدة ولا أنباء عن ضحايا
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:33:00 +0200.

سيدني- سبأ: أكدت هيئة المسح الجيولوجي الأمريكية أن زلزالا بلغت قوته 6.6 درجة وقع قبالة بابوا غينيا الجديدة الليلة الماضية، وهو الأحدث في سلسلة زلازل شهدتها المنطقة في الأيام القليلة الماضية، لكن لم ترد بعد أنباء عن سقوط ضحايا أو وقوع أضرار.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (109), (4), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (3), USGS (4), INFORM (6), NOAA (2),