M 7.2 in Papua New Guinea from 29 Mar 2015 23:48 UTC to 23:48

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 7.2M
Depth: 10 Km
Event Date: 29 Mar 2015 23:48 UTC
30 Mar 2015 09:48 Local
Exposed Population: 230000 people within 100km
Source: GEOFON gfz2015getx
Inserted at: 29 Mar 2015 23:55 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
GEOFON 1 1 1
gfz2015getx Scaled population (vector) Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 earthquake Max wave realtime 0.68m  
  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
1075061 1 29 Mar 2015 23:48 7.2M, 10km N/A 230 thousand (in 100km) 0.7m (at 00:08) 00:07 GEOFON
1075065 1.2 29 Mar 2015 23:48 7.6M, 33km N/A 230 thousand (in 100km) 1.1m (at 00:48) 00:10 NTWC    
1075073 1.3 29 Mar 2015 23:48 7.7M, 65.65km 7.15 240 thousand (in 100km) 0.7m (at 01:00) 00:20 NEIC
1075080 1.2 29 Mar 2015 23:48 7.5M, 40km 7.15 4 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 1.4m (at 00:50) 00:52 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.

Tsunami affected locations


Initial conditions

Sea Level

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