M 5.1 in Papua New Guinea on 20 May 2019 06:02 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 1180005
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.8279 , 154.6331
Event Date: 20 May 2019 06:02 UTC
20 May 2019 16:02 Local
Exposed Population:
About 26000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 20 May 2019 06:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003nf1 Scaled population (vector) 3.47  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 5 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Researcher issues earthquake alert, strong tremors could jolt earth in ... Thu, 23 May 2019 11:14:00 +0200.

Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed seismic researcher, has claimed that powerful earthquakes measuring more than 6 in the Richter scale could jolt the planet either today or tomorrow. The Dutch researcher also revealed that a critical pla
Earthquake of 7.5 Magnitude with Tsunami Potential Shocks Papua New Gu ... Thu, 23 May 2019 05:01:00 +0200.

KOKOPO, NETRALNEWS.COM An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale struck the coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday (05/14/2019). The US Geological Survey (USGS) says there is a possibility of a dangerous tsunami wave, according to the
Tanzania floods kill five, leave around 2,500 homelessWed, 22 May 2019 12:42:00 +0200.

Flooding in Tanzania has killed five people and forced about 2,500 to flee their homes after a week of torrential rain in the country's south, an official said Friday. Schools have closed in Kyela, a district on the border of Lake Malawi, a
Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea - 7.5 M Earthquake Impact Update (G ... Tue, 21 May 2019 13:20:00 +0200.

Assessments are ongoing following a 7.5 M earthquake between New Ireland and New Britain Islands on 14 May at 12.58 UTC. As of 21 May, around 130 families are reportedly displaced on the Duke of York Islands and at least 130 houses are seve

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 (37), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),