M 6.2 in Papua New Guinea on 18 Nov 2021 14:08 UTC

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: 6.2M
Depth: 36.33 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.3187 , 153.6743
Event Date: 18 Nov 2021 14:08 UTC
19 Nov 2021 00:08 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
5 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fv37
Inserted at: 18 Nov 2021 14:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000fv37 Scaled population (raster) 2.66 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 earthquake 1 Max wave realtime 0m  
  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
1410666 0 18 Nov 2021 14:08 6.2M, 36.33km 4.04 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:19 NEIC
1410670 0 18 Nov 2021 14:08 6.2M, 34.9km 4.06 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 01:02 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 Northern Solomons (population 130,000) .

Radius Population
100 km 4600 people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 130000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 370000 people
Milne Bay Papua New Guinea 160000 people

Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Queen Carola Harbor Papua New Guinea 99 km

More information

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