M 7.5 in Papua New Guinea on 25 Feb 2018 17:44 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1135798
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.5M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.1488 , 142.7663
Event Date: 25 Feb 2018 17:44 UTC
26 Feb 2018 03:44 Local
Exposed Population: 600000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 25 Feb 2018 18:04 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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GDACS score
NEIC 2.6 2.6
us2000d7q6 Scaled population (vector) 4.92  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 469 | About casualties: 82 | Last hour: 0

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Un sismo de magnitud 6,0 ha sido registrado este domingo en el este de la isla de Nueva Guinea, según informa el de Estados Unidos. Servicio Geológico El hipocentro del terremoto se ubicó a una profundidad de 16 kilómetros, y el epicentro a
Fears PNG death toll will rise after 'worst quake in century' Sydney ( ... Sun, 04 Mar 2018 17:07:00 +0100.

Sydney (AFP) - Local communities are struggling to cope with the aftermath of a major earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea's remote highlands almost a week ago, reports said Sunday, amid fears of a rising death toll. The highlands in the P
Week after Papua New Guinea quake, nearly 150,000 people in urgent nee ... Sun, 04 Mar 2018 16:34:00 +0100.

By Alison Bevege. SYDNEY (Reuters) - Almost a week after a deadly quake struck the rugged Papua New Guinea highlands, nearly 150,000 people remain in urgent need of emergency supplies as damaged roads and landslides have hampered the delive
Papua New Guinea earthquake: Tens of thousands need urgent aidSun, 04 Mar 2018 16:34:00 +0100.

Tens of thousands of people in Papua New Guinea are in urgent need of supplies after last Monday's powerful earthquake, aid agencies say. Landslides and damaged roads have made it impossible to reach the worst-affected communities in isolat

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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12/Mar/2018 07:50 UTC

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), UNOSAT (1), EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),