M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 15 May 2018 21:09 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 1143205
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.2032 , 151.1422
Event Date: 15 May 2018 21:09 UTC
Exposed Population: About 53000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 May 2018 21:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000e5uk Scaled population (vector) 4.41  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report No. ... Fri, 18 May 2018 21:12:00 +0200.

Highlights. • On 4 May, an agreement was signed by the warring tribes in Hela Province, improving the security situation although it remains unpredictable. Humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF, are currently planning for the resumpt
...(more)
Papua New Guinea: Grant approved for earthquake victims in Papua New G ... Wed, 16 May 2018 09:05:00 +0200.

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $3.207 million to the Adventist Development and Relie
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Is the Ring of Fire more active with volcanoes, earthquakes than usual ... Tue, 15 May 2018 16:51:00 +0200.

Reports of earthquakes and volcano eruptions in regions along the Ring of Fire might lead some to believe that the level of activity in recent months is above average. The approximately 25,000-mile-long, horseshoe-shaped Ring of Fire outlin
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (34), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),