M 4.5 in Papua New Guinea on 31 Dec 2020 16:45 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 1249862
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
Depth: 112.42 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.0391 , 144.6405
Event Date: 31 Dec 2020 16:45 UTC
01 Jan 2021 02:45 Local
Exposed Population:
730000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 31 Dec 2020 22:07 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d4ki Scaled population (vector) 5.56  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 2 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),