M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 17 Jan 2019 16:53 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 1168336
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.2384 , 146.4632
Event Date: 17 Jan 2019 16:53 UTC
18 Jan 2019 02:53 Local
Exposed Population: About 100 people in MMI>=IV
Few people within 100km
Inserted at: 17 Jan 2019 17:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Papua New Guinea)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j56c Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

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

Advierte agencia de meteorología de Indonesia sobre desastres naturale ... Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:14:00 +0100.

Yakarta (VNA) - La Agencia de Meteorología, Climatología y Geofísica (BMKG), de Indonesia, advirtió sobre posibles desastres naturales como inundaciones, deslizamientos de tierra y torbellinos, mientras el país del Sudeste Asiático está ent
Indonesia meteorology agency warns natural disasters in rainy seasonFri, 18 Jan 2019 05:53:00 +0100.

Jakarta (VNA) – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) of Indonesia has warned of potential natural disasters such as floods, landslides and whirlwinds as the Southeast Asian country is entering the peak of the rainy se
Papua New GuineaThu, 17 Jan 2019 05:36:00 +0100.

was on 26 February 2018 hit by a 7.5M earthquake that displaced 58,292 people (11,761 households) in the Southern Highlands, Hela and Western provinces. IOM worked closely with the government at both the national and sub-national levels to

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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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),