M 5.7 in Papua New Guinea on 19 Dec 2018 21:37 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 1165727
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 8.68 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.116 , 149.841
Event Date: 19 Dec 2018 21:37 UTC
20 Dec 2018 07:37 Local
Exposed Population: 140000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 19 Dec 2018 21:51 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000iv5f Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Papua New Guinea - Earthquake (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:48

  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 M at a depth of 8.7 km occurred in eastern Papua New Guinea on 19 December at 21.37 UTC. The epicentre was 34 km east-north-east of Kandrian Town (New Britain Island) and 68 km south-south-west of Kimbe City. USGS PAGER estimates that 10 000 people were exposed to moderate shaking and 3 000 to strong shaking.
  • As of 20 December at 8.00 UTC, there are no casualties or damage reported.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 11 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

'Volcano tsunami' hits Indonesia – 48 dead and HUNDREDS injuredSun, 23 Dec 2018 04:45:00 +0100.

The government's Disaster Mitigation Agency revealed the horrific news in a statement on Saturday night. A tsunami struck coastal areas around the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java. "We're recapping reports of impacts fro
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BREAKING: At least 20 dead as devastating 'volcano tsunami' hits Indon ... Sun, 23 Dec 2018 02:43:00 +0100.

DEADLY: A man runs from the tsunami that killed 20 when it hit beaches in Indonesia (Pic: TWITTER/@IGERS.BANTEN) The government's Disaster Mitigation Agency revealed the horrific news in a statement on Saturday night. A tsunami struck coast
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BREAKING: At least 20 dead as devastating TSUNAMI hits IndonesiaSun, 23 Dec 2018 01:12:00 +0100.

DEADLY: The tsunami has killed 20 when it hit beaches in Indonesia (Pic: DS) Around 165 other people were injured, the government's Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement on Sunday. This comes just days after a 6.2-magnitude tremor
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Papua New Guinea travel adviceFri, 21 Dec 2018 18:39:00 +0100.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Hela and Southern Highlands provinces following significantly increased levels of tribal fighting and the declaration of states of emergency by the Papua N
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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 (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),