M 5.2 in Papua New Guinea on 31 Jul 2022 22:27 UTC
Rapid Impact
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: 5.2M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.2766 , 142.266
Event Date: 31 Jul 2022 22:27 UTC
01 Aug 2022 08:27 Local
Exposed Population:
20 thousand in MMI V
Source: NEIC us6000i71u
Inserted at: 31 Jul 2022 22:55 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Rapid Impact)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000i71u Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 rapid impact -0.59  
  C2 rapid impact 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

The green area correspond to areas affected by strong shaking (MMI VI or higher) according to the simulation.


Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1456092 0 31 Jul 2022 22:27 5.2M, 35km 5.02 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) N/A 00:27 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.

Rapid Impact

The results presented below are calculated with the ShakeMap open source software (USGS) using only earthquake hypocenter information to provide a rapid estimation of the ground motion and shaking intensity without taking into account any instrumental observations or earthquake source scaling laws.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of West Sepik (population 140,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
19000 people

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
West Sepik Papua New Guinea 90000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Karaite Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Kara-Ausi Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 7 km
Paiawa Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 7 km
Wauningi Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Aitape Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village 5500 people 17 km
Nengian Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Malol Villages Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Reingalon Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Lemieng Mission Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Yuwil Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Barira Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Arop Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Eikil Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Youlpa Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Sibilanga Mission Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Wai'eli Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Lumi Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Yemnu Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Walgon Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Simbap Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Afua Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Paup Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Tebali Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Sissano Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Witweis Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Wanali Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Mori Sandaun Papua New Guinea Village - 45 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
Aitape ATP unknown 0 18 km
Tadji TAJ 5 0 20 km
Anguganak AKG unknown 0 34 km
Lumi LMI unknown 0 35 km
Sissano SIZ unknown 0 39 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Aitape Papua New Guinea 19 km
Aitape Harbor Papua New Guinea 28 km

More information

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