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 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 Village5 - 5 km
Paligmete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 5 km
Demgalu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 5 km
Kumbun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 5 km
Lupon West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Meselia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Maklo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Wako West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Kauptimete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Murien West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Souren West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Tekarapana West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Saro West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Lualu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Foliang Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Borowai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Takamap West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Sapulo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Woro West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Kulwango West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Wasum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Benim West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Ipuk West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Iungpun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Uwilaitno West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Giring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Pinir West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Molua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Molo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Eseli West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Urubalne West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Batiuling West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Okur West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Molopun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Moro West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Metarala West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Bagai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Seleng West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Amgoring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Rabos West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Awangio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Benim West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Mokukli West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Mang West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Witar West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Umus West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Gigina West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Anepmete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Alu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Iakas West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Audi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Yumyello West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Aiku West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Kwako West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Aslingpun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
I'igi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Aikon West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Angal West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Pomete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Papsa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Salke West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Lauhuring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Taliwaga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Kandrian West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 1000 people 58 km
Namaklongklong West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Apugi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Hualil West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Maklongmerang West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Aduap West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Aviklo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Senemsi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Gogola West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Lakungkung West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Denga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Angelek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Gisamilo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Simimla West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Lapunum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Aure West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Aka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Kandoka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Lauberi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Maum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Dauli West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Taveliai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Gilinit West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Gaho West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Nutanavua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Lapalam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Gilau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Ahi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Makasangno West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Utkumbu 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
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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