M 7.5 Earthquake and Tsunami (1.4 m) in Papua New Guinea from 05 May 2015 01:44 UTC to 01:44

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1053812
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.587 , 152.091
Event Date: 05 May 2015 01:44 UTC
05 May 2015 11:44 Local
Exposed Population: About 20000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 05 May 2015 01:53 UTC


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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
PTWC 0 1.2 1.2
Scaled population (vector) Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 earthquake Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 earthquake      
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (77), (3), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (4), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),