M 7.3 in Papua New Guinea from 10 Oct 2018 20:48 UTC to 20:48

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: 7.3M
Depth: 33 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.904 , 151.404
Event Date: 10 Oct 2018 20:48 UTC
Exposed Population: About 63000 people within 100km
Source: PTWC pt18283003
Inserted at: 10 Oct 2018 20:58 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
PTWC 1.1 0.5 1.1
pt18283003 Scaled population (vector) 4.75 Max wave alert 0.41m  
  C1 earthquake 1 Max wave realtime 0.57m  
  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
1231240 0.9 10 Oct 2018 20:48 6.7M, 10km N/A 80 thousand 0.3m (at 00:19) 00:08 GEOFON
1231242 1.1 10 Oct 2018 20:48 7.3M, 33km N/A 60 thousand 0.6m (at 00:18) 00:09 PTWC
1231243 1.1 10 Oct 2018 20:48 7.3M, 33km N/A 60 thousand 0.4m (at 00:22) 00:10 NTWC    
1231251 1.3 10 Oct 2018 20:48 7M, 39.45km 7.46 90 thousand 0.1m (at 00:14) 00:20 NEIC
1231261 1.3 10 Oct 2018 20:48 7M, 40.31km 7.46 100 thousand 0.1m (at 00:00) 00:55 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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 Lau, Mau'una, Bairaman, Porlo, Bindapuna, Kangilona, Kaiton, Pomei, Rowan, Serenguna, and Kiava.

Radius Population
100 km 64000 people
75 km 35000 people
50 km 16000 people
20 km 1300 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
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kangilona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Meingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Malmalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Maihuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Paliavalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Lomeletepena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Peping East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Raulili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Gnalala East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Punum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Pelin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Pokapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Okimpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Maso East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Mapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Meninga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Woipuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Haulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Monuvi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Ulutu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Matawan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Kenminings East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Auuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Pulpulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Uvol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Kinsena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Moralona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Meleton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Mara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village6 - 48 km
Talalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Kanunu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Lugei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kaiko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Welu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Pita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Tavalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Yauyau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Akul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Movasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Mulusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Tagili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Babata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Simi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Ganna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Old Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Yamalong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Bagela West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Wowonga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Uasilau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Malasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 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
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0 29 km
Nutuve NUT unknown 0 30 km
Gonaili 1 0 45 km
Uvol UVO unknown 0 72 km
Bialla BAA unknown 0 76 km
Gonalia GOE unknown 0 77 km
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0 88 km

More information

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