M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 17 Dec 2018 11:14 UTC
Shakemap
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: 5.5M
Depth: 60.39 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.0344 , 152.3282
Event Date: 17 Dec 2018 11:14 UTC
17 Dec 2018 21:14 Local
Exposed Population: 210000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000iuei
Inserted at: 17 Dec 2018 11:31 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
us2000iuei 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.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1241475 0 17 Dec 2018 11:14 5.5M, 60.39km 3.93 220 thousand 00:17 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 ,of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1241475 -5.034/152.328 5.5 60.39 3.93 17 Dec 2018 11:33 00:18 (new episode)
2 0 1241475 -5.034/152.328 5.5 60.39 3.93 17 Dec 2018 13:21 02:07 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 46000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea <1000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 19000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 25000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Karong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Ili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Merai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Marunga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Urai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Marupa Mission East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Gar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Kaubademki East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Lemingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Wusing East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Marambu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Maranagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Simbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Lat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Arumbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Riet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Ganai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Watwat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Warangoi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Balada East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Korai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Tabuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Katakatai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Wairiki Number 3 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Rhunagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Ratavul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Wairiki Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Viveren East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Gaulim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Taui Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Ramale East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Tagitagi Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 72 km
Livuan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Taulil East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Rapitok Number 3 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Awungi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Kabaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Kabanga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Nasko New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Birar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km
Mondrabet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Bilur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Matatai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Kulon East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 71 km
Malaguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 72 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 72 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Bitapukpuk East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Ivere East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Rainau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Taui Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Tamanairik East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Ikongo Spring East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Tingenavadu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Varzin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Toma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Tonganda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Ulagunan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Reiven East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Kait New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Gunanba East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Bakop New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Ulaveo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Tagitagi Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Kokopo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village4 25000 people 76 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Kabakaul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Rapitok Number 4 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Ngunaguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Vunabalbal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Takubar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Kunakunai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Ngatur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Rapitok Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Tokua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Bitalovo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Vunadadia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Kabagap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Kapasaliao New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Ralalar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Karavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Tanaka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Balanataman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Beriota New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Napapar Number 5 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Vunakabi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Davaon East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Malasait East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Kig New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Taliligap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Vunatagia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Napapar Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Keravat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Randulit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 83 km
Raburua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 83 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 83 km
Alkasam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Natar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Malmaluan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Tavuiliu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Vunapaladig East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Matkumlagir New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 86 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 86 km
Karavia Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 86 km
Watpi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 86 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 86 km
Rakandakanda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Galavit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 88 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 88 km
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 89 km
Matupit Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 89 km
Raulavat Plantation East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 89 km
Utuan Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 89 km
Utuan Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 90 km
Raunsepna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 90 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Tol TLO unknown 0
Lamassa LMG unknown 0
Gonalia GOE unknown 0
Stockholm SMP unknown 0
Uvol UVO unknown 0
Open Bay OPB 2 0
Tokua 10 0
Rabaul RAB 4 0
Rakanda RAA unknown 0
Silur SWR unknown 0
Gonaili 1 0
Sule ULE unknown 0
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0
Manga MGP unknown 0
Nutuve NUT unknown 0
Bialla BAA unknown 0
Namatanai ATN 42 0
Malekolon MKN 2 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea
Rabaul PGRAB Papua New Guinea
Namatanai PGATN Papua New Guinea

More information

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