M 5.9 in Papua New Guinea from 11 Mar 2019 16:25 UTC to 16:25
EQ parameters
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: 5.9M
Depth: 53.13 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.1136 , 149.0272
Event Date: 11 Mar 2019 16:25 UTC
12 Mar 2019 02:25 Local
Exposed Population: About 500 people in MMI>=IV
About 72000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000jdlr
Inserted at: 11 Mar 2019 16:45 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000jdlr Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  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
1251882 0 11 Mar 2019 16:25 5.9M, 53.13km 3.54 70 thousand 00:19 NEIC
1251885 0 11 Mar 2019 16:25 5.8M, 30.03km 5.26 70 thousand 00:40 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 West New Britain (population 130,000) . The nearest places are Ekrek, Paligmete, Demgalu, Kumbun, Lupon, Meselia, Maklo, Wako, Kauptimete, Murien, and Utkumbu.

Radius Population
100 km 72000 people
75 km 52000 people
50 km 25000 people
20 km 6900 people
10 km 3800 people
5 km 1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ekrek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Paligmete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Demgalu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Kumbun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Lupon West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Meselia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Maklo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Wako West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 12 km
Kauptimete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Murien West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Souren West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Tekarapana West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Saro West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Lualu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Foliang Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Borowai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Takamap West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Sapulo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Woro West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Kulwango West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Wasum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Benim West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Ipuk West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Iungpun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Uwilaitno West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Giring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Pinir West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Molua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Molo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Eseli West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Urubalne West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Batiuling West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Okur West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Molopun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Moro West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Metarala West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Bagai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Seleng West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Amgoring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Rabos West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Awangio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Benim West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Mokukli West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Mang West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Witar West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Umus West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Gigina West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Anepmete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Alu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Iakas West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Audi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Yumyello West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Aiku West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Kwako West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Aslingpun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
I'igi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Aikon West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Angal West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Pomete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Papsa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Salke West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Lauhuring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Taliwaga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Kandrian West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village 1000 people 58 km
Namaklongklong West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Apugi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Hualil West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Maklongmerang West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Aduap West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Aviklo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Senemsi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Gogola West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Lakungkung West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Denga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Angelek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Gisamilo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Simimla West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Lapunum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Aure West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Aka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Kandoka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Lauberi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Maum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Dauli West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Taveliai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Gilinit West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Gaho West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Nutanavua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Lapalam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Gilau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Ahi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Makasangno West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Utkumbu 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
Kandrian KDR 112 0 59 km
Linga Linga LGN unknown 0 64 km
Cape Gloucester Gloucester CGC 24 0 98 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Arawe Harbour Papua New Guinea 8 km
Gilau PGGIL Papua New Guinea 69 km

More information

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