M 7.5 Earthquake and Tsunami (1.4 m) in Papua New Guinea from 05 May 2015 01:44 UTC to 01:44

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 7.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.587 , 152.091
Event Date: 05 May 2015 01:44 UTC
05 May 2015 11:44 Local
Exposed Population: About 20000 people within 100km
Source: PTWC
Inserted at: 05 May 2015 01:53 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
PTWC 0 1.2 1.2
Scaled population (vector) n.a Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 earthquake n.a Max wave realtime 1.44m  
  C2 earthquake n.a      
  Country Vulnerability n.a      
  INFORM_normalised n.a      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1078950 1 05 May 2015 01:44 7M, 10km N/A 20 thousand 0.6m (at 00:04) 00:06 GEOFON
1078952 1.2 05 May 2015 01:44 7.5M, 10km N/A 20 thousand 1.4m (at 00:12) 00:08 PTWC
1078955 1.2 05 May 2015 01:44 7.5M, 10km N/A 20 thousand 1.4m (at 00:04) 00:10 NTWC    
1078966 0.2 05 May 2015 01:44 7.4M, 63.06km N/A 40 thousand 0.2m (at 01:18) 00:19 NEIC
1078992 1 05 May 2015 01:44 7.5M, 42km 8.38 40 thousand 0.4m (at 00:08) 01:31 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 Maskikilir, Ralman, Pulpul, Baien, Pomansilipun, Wawas, Poman, Taimtop, Sampun, Tagul, and Puapal.

Radius Population
100 km 30000 people
75 km 20000 people
50 km 9000 people
20 km <1000 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
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Puapal East 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
Gonalia GOE unknown 0 35 km
Uvol UVO unknown 0 35 km
Gonaili 1 0 57 km
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 64 km
Tol TLO unknown 0 72 km
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 77 km

More information

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