M 6.2 in Papua New Guinea on 18 Nov 2021 14:08 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: 6.2M
Depth: 34.9 Km
Event Date: 18 Nov 2021 14:08 UTC
19 Nov 2021 00:08 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
20 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fv37
Inserted at: 18 Nov 2021 15:10 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score:
7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000fv37 Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  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
1410666 0 18 Nov 2021 14:08 6.2M, 36.33km 4.04 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:19 NEIC
1410670 0 18 Nov 2021 14:08 6.2M, 34.9km 4.06 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 01:02 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

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Wave height (m)

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Initial conditions

Title: ""M 6.2, 194 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea""

Fault parameters

  • Latitude: -5.313
  • Longitude: 153.736
  • Length: 19 km
  • Width: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 6.2 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: .6 m
  • Strike: 288 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 54 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 35 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): 152.236, -6.813, 155.236, -3.813
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:.25 minutes

Sea Level

More information

  • Timeline:
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  • Montecarlo:
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