M 5.7 in Papua New Guinea on 21 Sep 2022 09:30 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: 5.7M
Depth: 210.03 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.4702 , 147.0256
Event Date: 21 Sep 2022 09:30 UTC
21 Sep 2022 19:30 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
30 thousand in MMI IV
Source: NEIC us7000i9uu
Inserted at: 21 Sep 2022 09:51 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
us7000i9uu 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
1463261 0 21 Sep 2022 09:30 5.7M, 210.03km 3.6 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:20 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 Madang (population 250,000) . 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 1463261 -5.47/147.026 5.7 210.0 3.604 21 Sep 2022 09:51 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1463261 -5.47/147.026 5.7 210.0 3.604 21 Sep 2022 11:34 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1463261 -5.47/147.026 5.7 210.0 3.604 22 Sep 2022 09:40 1d 00:09 (upd of #2)
4 0 1463261 -5.47/147.026 5.7 210.0 3.604 22 Sep 2022 13:40 1d 04:09 (upd of #3)
5 0 1463261 -5.47/147.026 5.7 210.0 3.604 22 Sep 2022 14:40 1d 05:09 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Madang Papua New Guinea no people
Morobe Papua New Guinea no people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Matafum Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Karim Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Bok Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Koep Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Malala Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Kwenkiau Madang Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km

see full list


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
Long Island LSJ unknown 0 12 km

More information

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