M 4.6 in Papua New Guinea on 06 Jun 2020 08:20 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 1221203
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.6M
Depth: 71.78 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.5961 , 144.9632
Event Date: 06 Jun 2020 08:20 UTC
06 Jun 2020 18:20 Local
Exposed Population:
290000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 06 Jun 2020 08:42 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000a72y Scaled population (vector) 5.62  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Latest media headlines

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Strong earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea, no tsunami warningMon, 08 Jun 2020 08:41:00 +0200.

SYDNEY, June 8, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, the US Geological Survey that tracks worldwide quakes reported. The quake struck at 20:06 GMT Sunday with an epicenter on land 131 kilo

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