M 5.4 in Papua New Guinea on 18 Nov 2021 15:40 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: 5.4M
Depth: 63.54 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.7224 , 153.3008
Event Date: 18 Nov 2021 15:40 UTC
19 Nov 2021 01:40 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
20 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fv3z
Inserted at: 18 Nov 2021 16:58 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
us7000fv3z Scaled population (raster) 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
1410674 0 18 Nov 2021 15:40 5.4M, 54.69km N/A less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:22 NEIC
1410682 0 18 Nov 2021 15:40 5.4M, 63.54km 4.21 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 01:18 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 New Ireland (population 90,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1410674 -4.693/153.304 5.4 54.7 4.054 18 Nov 2021 16:02 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1410682 -4.722/153.301 5.4 63.5 4.209 18 Nov 2021 16:57 01:17 (new episode)
3 0 1410682 -4.722/153.301 5.4 63.5 4.209 18 Nov 2021 17:44 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 0 1410682 -4.724/153.298 5.4 62.8 4.208 19 Nov 2021 15:42 1d 00:02 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 8400 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 31000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Maliom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Pukenmi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Matkumlagir New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Natar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Silur Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Beriota New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Kambilal New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Bakop New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Kumparum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Taron New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Lenai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Lamoran New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Mimias New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Matatai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Kamiang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Lakas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Kapsikau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Danfu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Burunkum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Sumsum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Kabaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Manga Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 73 km
Nasko New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 73 km
Warambif New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 74 km
Tabulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 75 km
Natong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 76 km
Weilo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 76 km
Kapasaliao New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 77 km
Waramung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 78 km
Kait New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 78 km
Kig New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 78 km
Fatkarsan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Watpi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Tanambia New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 82 km
Muliama New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 82 km
Tawomla New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 84 km
Warantaban New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Waragawsali New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Feni Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 86 km
Semalu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 87 km
Warangansau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 87 km
Balangit New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 88 km
Naliu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 91 km
Porabunbun New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 93 km
Siaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 95 km
Rokus Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 98 km
Yotchibol Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 99 km
Pinipel I Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 99 km
Hitung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 99 km
Sirof Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 100 km
Kulis Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 101 km
Sigon Mission Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 102 km
Tungol Mission Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 102 km
Suralil New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 102 km
Samo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 103 km
Siaken Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 104 km
Gar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 104 km
Tanamalit Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 104 km
Lihon Number 1 Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 104 km
Mapiri Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 105 km
Lat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 107 km
Huris New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 108 km
Nabual East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 108 km
Kabiatarai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 108 km
Utuan Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 108 km
Urai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 109 km
Reiven East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 109 km
Merai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 109 km
Watara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 110 km
Nokon New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 110 km
Kumlakor East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 110 km
Kabagap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 110 km
Kabanga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 110 km
Birar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 110 km
Kulon East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 111 km
Kabakabiui East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 111 km
Watwat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 111 km
Ganai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 111 km
Utuan Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 111 km
Rakanda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 111 km
Ili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 111 km
Bilur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 112 km
Malaguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 112 km
Kumaina East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 112 km
Winagut East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 112 km
Korai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 113 km
Tokua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 113 km
Kabapuko East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 113 km
Maren East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 114 km
Kerawara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 114 km
Urakukur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 114 km
Rainau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 114 km
Taui Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 115 km
Ulaveo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 115 km
Poronbus New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 115 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) Distance
Silur SWR unknown 0 35 km
Lamassa LMG unknown 0 60 km
Manga MGP unknown 0 71 km
Malekolon MKN 2 0 88 km
Green Islands GEI unknown 0 98 km
Tokua 10 0 111 km
Rakanda RAA unknown 0 111 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Nissan Island Papua New Guinea 102 km
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea 120 km

More information

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