M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 15 May 2018 21:09 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.2032 , 151.1422
Event Date: 15 May 2018 21:09 UTC
16 May 2018 07:09 Local
Exposed Population:
About 53000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000e5uk
Inserted at: 15 May 2018 21:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 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.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1210723 0 15 May 2018 21:09 4.8M, 10km N/A 50 thousand 00:25 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The nearest places are Pulpulo, Meninga, Maso, Uvol, Raulili, Maihuna, Tu, Meingi, Leli, Haulo, and Mulusi.

Radius Population
100 km 55000 people
75 km 20000 people
50 km 8000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pulpulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Meninga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Maso East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Uvol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Raulili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Maihuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Meingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Haulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Meleton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Punum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Kangilona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Kanunu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Peping East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Tavalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Kenminings East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Malmalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Gnalala East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Ulutu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Wowonga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Simi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Lomeletepena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Matawan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Amio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Makmak East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Welu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Burowei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Pelin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Yamalong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Paliavalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Mapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Kinsena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Pita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Woipuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Moralona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Auuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Okimpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Waipo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Monuvi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Lopun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Talalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Fulleborn West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Pokapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Lugei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Melei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Kaiko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Tumula East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Mandria East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Penlolo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Ainbul West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Babata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Yauyau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Atui West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Movasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Mulusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0 56 km
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 68 km
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 72 km
Gonaili 1 0 88 km
Bialla BAA unknown 0 98 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Gasmata Papua New Guinea 94 km

More information

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