M 6.3 in Papua New Guinea on 07 Apr 2018 05:48 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1139637
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.8413 , 142.4899
Event Date: 07 Apr 2018 05:48 UTC
07 Apr 2018 15:48 Local
Exposed Population: About 8000 people in MMI>=VI
430000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 07 Apr 2018 06:05 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000dvwq Scaled population (vector) 0.7  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 64 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Oil Search : continues mobile medical clinics in affected villagesWed, 11 Apr 2018 04:54:00 +0200.

PNG EARTHQUAKE 2018. Oil Search continues mobile medical clinics in affected villages. 10 April, 2018. Oil Search continues to help the sick and injured, six weeks after the devastating earthquake on February 26 th The Company's medics have
West Papuan students arrested for supporting PNG disaster victimsWed, 11 Apr 2018 04:36:00 +0200.

Sixteen West Papuan students were arrested by Indonesian police for raising funds for earthquake victims in neighbouring Papua New Guinea. The first arrests took place last Thursday at Polsek Abepura when students gathered to raise funds. F
Four confirmed dead after weekend quake in PNGWed, 11 Apr 2018 04:36:00 +0200.

Four deaths have been confirmed in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province after the weekend's 6.3-magnitude earthquake. It struck on Saturday afternoon near Tari, the capital of Hela province, at a depth of only 10 kilometres. The latest tremor h
PNG Highlands shaken by another quakeTue, 10 Apr 2018 05:14:00 +0200.

A powerful earthquake has struck the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, damaging buildings and injuring a number of people just six weeks after a major tremor devastated the region, provincial authorities say. The US Geological Survey sa

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (41), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),