M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 11 Aug 2018 01:01 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 1153292
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -2.9282 , 147.218
Event Date: 11 Aug 2018 01:01 UTC
Exposed Population: About 20000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 11 Aug 2018 01:23 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000g6q1 Scaled population 3.56  
  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: 3 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Highlands Earthquake Dashboard (as ... Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:18:00 +0200.

KEY FIGURES 544K people affected; 270K people targeted; 5 provinces targeted; $62M funding required. SITUATION OVERVIEW. On 26 February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea (PNG), affecting an estima
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PNG's quake-hit region transits into rebuilding phaseTue, 14 Aug 2018 04:47:00 +0200.

Efforts to help earthquake-affected communities rebuild their lives in Papua New Guinea's Highlands region are in full swing. It's nearly six months since a magnitude 7.5 quake in Hela province which, combined with significant aftershocks a
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EARTHQUAKE AFTERSHOCKS CONTINUE IN PAPUA NEW GUINEASat, 11 Aug 2018 14:50:00 +0200.

SUVA, Fiji Islands (November 17, 2000 - Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation/Fiji's Daily Post/Radio Australia/PINA Nius Online)---Aftershocks have continued in Papua New Guinea after two earthquakes which caused a tsunami alert in othe
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Papua New Guinea travel adviceFri, 10 Aug 2018 18:13:00 +0200.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Hela and Southern Highlands provinces following significantly increased levels of tribal fighting and the declaration of states of emergency by the Papua N
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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),