M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 16 May 2019 12:09 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 1179625
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.17 , 152.864
Event Date: 16 May 2019 12:09 UTC
Exposed Population: About 16000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 May 2019 12:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003m0r Scaled population (vector) 3.58  
  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: 12 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

World NewsSat, 18 May 2019 07:51:00 +0200.

The letter also called for "urgent measures" by Guterres and claimed that Washington infringed the North's sovereignty and violated U.N. charters. Speaking about the incident, GBRA said even as no evacuations were necessary, those living a
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Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quakeSat, 18 May 2019 07:19:00 +0200.

Papua New Guinea authorities are assessing the extent of damage from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening. The magnitude 7.5 quake struck around 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It
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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits PNGSat, 18 May 2019 04:32:00 +0200.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has struck 12 km south-west of Taron, in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, according to U.S. Geological Survey, reports citing Xinhua. The earthquake which occurred at 8:37 am l
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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits PNG: USGSSat, 18 May 2019 03:38:00 +0200.

SYDNEY, May 18 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has struck 12 km south-west of Taron, in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, according to U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake which occurred at 8:37 a
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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 (34), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),