M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 28 Aug 2022 21:04 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: 4.8M
Depth: 70.538 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.0231 , 147.42
Event Date: 28 Aug 2022 21:04 UTC
29 Aug 2022 07:04 Local
Exposed Population:
40 thousand in MMI IV
Source: NEIC us7000i36q
Inserted at: 28 Aug 2022 23:22 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
us7000i36q 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
1458997 0 28 Aug 2022 21:04 4.9M, 71.368km 3.79 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) N/A 00:17 NEIC
1459017 0 28 Aug 2022 21:04 4.8M, 70.538km 3.75 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) N/A 02:17 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 unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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