M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 11 Mar 2019 16:25 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 1173125
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 30.03 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.0443 , 149.0199
Event Date: 11 Mar 2019 16:25 UTC
12 Mar 2019 02:25 Local
Exposed Population: About 11000 people in MMI V
About 73000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 11 Mar 2019 17:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000jdlr Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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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),