M 7.5 in Papua New Guinea on 05 May 2015 01:44 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: 7.5M
Depth: 42 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.465 , 151.8857
Event Date: 05 May 2015 01:44 UTC
05 May 2015 11:44 Local
Exposed Population: About 39000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC
Inserted at: 05 May 2015 03:15 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 1 1
Scaled population (vector) Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 earthquake Max wave realtime 0.36m  
  C2 earthquake      
  Country Vulnerability      
  INFORM_normalised      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1078950 1 05 May 2015 01:44 7M, 10km N/A 20 thousand 0.6m (at 00:04) 00:06 GEOFON
1078952 1.2 05 May 2015 01:44 7.5M, 10km N/A 20 thousand 1.4m (at 00:12) 00:08 PTWC
1078955 1.2 05 May 2015 01:44 7.5M, 10km N/A 20 thousand 1.4m (at 00:04) 00:10 NTWC    
1078966 0.2 05 May 2015 01:44 7.4M, 63.06km N/A 40 thousand 0.2m (at 01:18) 00:19 NEIC
1078992 1 05 May 2015 01:44 7.5M, 42km 8.38 40 thousand 0.4m (at 00:08) 01:31 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 Orange

Intensity Population
5900 people
100000 people
230000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1078966 -5.503/151.915 7.4 63.06 0 17 Oct 2016 10:33 531d 08:49 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 5700 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 77000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 15000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 96000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 39000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 14000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 4 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Marmar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Galowe East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
West Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Puapal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Malakua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Parol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Totongpal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Irena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Pora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Kamarelo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Rowan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Kupgen East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Kaiton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Muranpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Akul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Marupa Mission East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Marunga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Pomei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Tagili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Muela East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Kaubademki East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Bindapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Bairaman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Morena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Kavu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Ganna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Karong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Kamatami East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 71 km
Porlo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 72 km
Lau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 75 km
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 76 km
Serenguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 77 km
Mau'una East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 77 km
Awungi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Tonganda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Ili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 83 km
Merai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 87 km
Madidua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 88 km
Mondrabet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 88 km
Kangilona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 90 km
Ubili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 91 km
Urai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 91 km
Ulamona Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 92 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 95 km
Lemingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 95 km
Maranagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 96 km
Wusing East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 97 km
Old Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 97 km
Meingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 97 km
Gigipuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 97 km
Kiava West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 99 km
Gomu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 99 km
Mataburu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 100 km
Kahei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 100 km
Gar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 101 km
Maihuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 101 km
Bubu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 102 km
Matalilu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 102 km
Arumbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 103 km
Marambu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 103 km
Malasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 104 km
Riet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 106 km
Simbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 107 km
Lat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 114 km
Maito East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Paliavalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 87 km
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 88 km
Pokapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 89 km
Okimpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 92 km
Siwanpuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 92 km
Monuvi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 93 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 94 km
Lomeletepena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 94 km
Malmalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 96 km
Pelin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 96 km
Woipuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 97 km
Mapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 97 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 99 km
Peping East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 101 km
Auuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 101 km
Gnalala East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 101 km
Apapulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 102 km
Talalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 102 km
Ewasse West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 103 km
Lugei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 103 km
Kinsena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 103 km
Kaiko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 103 km
Moralona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 104 km
Matawan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 106 km
Raulili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 106 km
Asalau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 106 km
Punum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 107 km
Lapau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 107 km
Ulutu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 107 km
Sulu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 107 km
Yauyau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 108 km
Maso East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 110 km
Kenminings East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 110 km
Haulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 110 km
Meninga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 111 km
Mulusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 111 km
Kaiama West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 112 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 113 km
Poiniara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 113 km
Movasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 113 km
Alkasam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 113 km
Uasilau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 115 km
Pulpulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 115 km
Walo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 115 km
Welu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 115 km
Malasait East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 115 km
Uvol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 116 km
Salelubu Agricultural Station West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 116 km
Kanunu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 116 km
Babata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 116 km
Galavit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 117 km
Bagela West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 117 km
Pita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 117 km
Meleton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 117 km
Silanga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 119 km
Raunsepna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 119 km
Lasibu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 120 km
Randulit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 122 km
Yalom East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 122 km
Roko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 123 km
Tarobi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 124 km
Paraga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 125 km
Tavalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 126 km
Vunapaladig East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 126 km
Komgi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 126 km
Kamanakam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 127 km
Moimoi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 128 km
Yamalong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 129 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 129 km
Vunadadia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 130 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 130 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 130 km
Kunakunai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 130 km
Vunakabi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 131 km
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 131 km
Tanaka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 131 km
Kupindal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 131 km
Simi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 131 km
Ralalar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 131 km
Punarupka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 132 km
Ngatur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 132 km
Napapar Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 132 km
Gusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 132 km
Vunabalbal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 133 km
Mandria East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 133 km
Taliligap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 133 km
Davaon East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 133 km
Kokopo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village 25000 people 134 km
Balanataman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 134 km
Tumula East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 134 km
Bitalovo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 134 km
Kabaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 134 km
Karavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 135 km
Vunaiting East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 135 km
Wowonga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 135 km
Raulavat Plantation East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 135 km
Takubar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 135 km
Raburua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 135 km
Malmaluan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 135 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)
Uvol UVO unknown 0
Gonalia GOE unknown 0
Gonaili 1 0
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0
Tol TLO unknown 0
Nutuve NUT unknown 0
Open Bay OPB 2 0
Sule ULE unknown 0
Bialla BAA unknown 0
Stockholm SMP unknown 0
Lamassa LMG unknown 0
Tokua 10 0
Rabaul RAB 4 0
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0
Rakanda RAA unknown 0
Silur SWR unknown 0
Hoskins HKN 8 0
Manga MGP unknown 0
Namatanai ATN 42 0

Ports

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

More information

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