M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 12 Oct 2018 02:52 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.2837 , 151.0485
Event Date: 12 Oct 2018 02:52 UTC
Exposed Population: About 45000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Oct 2018 03:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

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Latest media headlines

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:15:00 +0200.

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. The earthquake struck about 85 miles east southeast of Kimbe, in West New Britain, and 43 miles from Pomio, at a depth
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Magnitude 5.4 Quake Strikes Papua New Guinea
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:09:00 +0200.

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. The earthquake struck about 85 miles east southeast of Kimbe, in West New Britain, and 43 miles from Pomio, at a depth
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Pacific region
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:45:00 +0200.

The Pacific Region is frequently hit by natural disasters ranging from cyclones, floods, droughts to earthquakes. Pacific island countries including Papua New Guinea, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Vanuatu, rank among the h
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Internacionales Hace 3 horas Sismo de 7 grados sacude Papúa Nueva Guin ...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:36:00 +0200.

Un terremoto de 7 grados en la escala de Richter sacudió Papúa Nueva Guinea en las costas ubicadas en la zona del Asia-Pacífico, lo que provocó una alerta de tsunami en dicha área. Hasta el momento no se ha registrado víctimas ni daños mate
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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),