M 5.9 in Papua New Guinea from 13 Aug 2022 18:57 UTC to 18:57
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: 5.9M
Depth: 51.569 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.0264 , 147.2735
Event Date: 13 Aug 2022 18:57 UTC
14 Aug 2022 04:57 Local
Exposed Population: About 1000 people in MMI
390 thousand in MMI&>=IV
Source: NEIC us6000iakp
Inserted at: 13 Aug 2022 19:19 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
us6000iakp 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
1456727 0 13 Aug 2022 18:57 5.9M, 51.569km 4.61 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:22 NEIC
1457496 0 13 Aug 2022 18:57 5.9M, 58.438km 5.32 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 4d 19:41 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 Morobe (population 390,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
36000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1456727 -6.026/147.274 5.9 51.6 4.613 13 Aug 2022 19:21 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1456727 -6.026/147.274 5.9 51.6 4.613 13 Aug 2022 21:01 02:04 (upd of #1)
3 0 1456727 -6.026/147.274 5.9 51.6 4.613 13 Aug 2022 23:09 04:12 (upd of #2)
4 0 1456727 -6.026/147.274 5.9 51.6 4.613 14 Aug 2022 23:07 1d 04:10 (upd of #3)
5 0 1456727 -6.026/147.274 5.9 51.6 4.613 15 Aug 2022 01:09 1d 06:12 (upd of #4)
6 0 1457496 -5.981/147.294 5.9 58.4 5.317 18 Aug 2022 23:50 5d 04:53 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Morobe Papua New Guinea 12000 people
Morobe Papua New Guinea 110000 people
Madang Papua New Guinea 24000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Lebangande Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 4 km
Kulavi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Belambu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Vincketown Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 7 km
Sio Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Mula Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Wasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Belombibi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 12 km
Etep Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 12 km
Ulap Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Gumukio Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 14 km
Kumbip Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Towat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Satop Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Scharnhorst Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Sambori Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Bumbu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Domut Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Warit Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Kinalakna Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Melandum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Gitukia Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Kelanoa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Singor Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Kopa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Dolo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Paukwagna Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Malasanga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Sikikia Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Keburum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Kalasa Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Sialum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Bulcara Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Singorkai Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Indum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Ununu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Songgin Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Derim Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Hem Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Yakop Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Upat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Dengando Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Tipsit Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Waran Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Geraun Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Onggake Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Dalugilomon Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Iloko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Sambanga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Hemang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Honziuknan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Dawot Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Yunggu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Gomandat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Ulap Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Soweng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Rua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Nuzen Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Zakubep Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Gerup Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Tunga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Siu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Lengbati Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Orarako Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Nineia Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Ririwo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Kanomi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Zanggung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Podzorong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Nomanene Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Hudewa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Zewitzan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Koru Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Tiren Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Zoroge Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Hendeneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Ungesu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Gubu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Suevitne Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Amien Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Bulu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Satneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Sapmanga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Faseu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Darongge Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Zongafifi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Worin Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Korbau Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Mindik Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Kasanombe Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Masa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Aregenang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Walinga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Gunabosing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Semgeta Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Keili Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Yunzain Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Wandokai Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Roinji Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Hubegong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Bok Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Gali Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Merikeo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Nanduo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Sosoninko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Badzuluo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 70 km
Koep Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 70 km
Pindiu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 70 km
Bukum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 71 km
Sema Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 71 km
Barim Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 72 km
Kitumala Pt Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 72 km
Barang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 72 km
Gasam Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 72 km
Yara Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 73 km
Matafum Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 74 km
Tarawe Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 74 km
Gomlongon Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 74 km
Mararuo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 75 km
Mawaning Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 75 km
Lakona Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 75 km
Bokasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 75 km
Malalamai Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 76 km
Karim Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 76 km
Nabak Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 76 km
Mantagen Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 77 km
Waganluhu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 78 km
Aluki Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Bumayong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Tali Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Mumum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 80 km
Apo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Yalu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Malahang Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 83 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
Wasu WSU unknown 0 5 km
Kelanoa KNL unknown 0 22 km
Sialum SXA unknown 0 36 km
Indagen IDN unknown 0 29 km
Konge KGB unknown 0 42 km
Siwea SWE unknown 0 44 km
Mindik MXK unknown 0 44 km
Kabwum KBM unknown 0 47 km
Ogeranang OGE unknown 0 50 km
Kasanombe KSB unknown 0 54 km
Derim DER unknown 0 54 km
Baindoung BDZ unknown 0 55 km
Masa MBV unknown 0 55 km
Satwag SWG unknown 0 73 km
Long Island LSJ unknown 0 75 km
Makini MPG unknown 0 77 km
Singaua SGB unknown 0 82 km

More information

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