M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 17 Dec 2018 11:14 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 1165516
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 60.39 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.0344 , 152.3282
Event Date: 17 Dec 2018 11:14 UTC
Exposed Population: 210000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 17 Dec 2018 11:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000iuei Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 8 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Papúa Nueva Guinea: Terremoto de 5,9 grados sacude el este de la islaFri, 21 Dec 2018 10:24:00 +0100.

Bangkok. Un terremoto de magnitud 5,9 sacudió hoy la isla de Nueva Bretaña, en el este de , sin que se haya informado en los primeros momentos de víctimas o declarado alerta de tsunami. El Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS), que re
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Papúa Nueva Guinea: Un terremoto de magnitud 5,9 sacude el este de la ... Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:19:00 +0100.

Bangkok. Un terremoto de magnitud 5,9 sacudió hoy la isla de Nueva Bretaña, en el este de Papúa Nueva Guinea , sin que se haya informado en los primeros momentos de víctimas o declarado alerta de tsunami. El Servicio Geológico de Estados Un
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Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea – Earthquake (GDACS, USGS) (ECHO Da ... Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:32:00 +0100.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 M at a depth of 8.7 km occurred in eastern Papua New Guinea on 19 December at 21.37 UTC. The epicentre was 34 km east-north-east of Kandrian Town (New Britain Island) and 68 km south-south-west of Kimbe City.
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5.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Papua New GuineaThu, 20 Dec 2018 13:57:00 +0100.

Papua New Guinea is located in the seismically active Pacific ring of fire and is highly susceptible to earthquakes. (Photo: PTI / File) New Britain: An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted Papua New Guinea on the morning o
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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 (37), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),