M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 13 Jan 2021 16:02 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 1251477
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 55.59 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.0826 , 149.4057
Event Date: 13 Jan 2021 16:02 UTC
14 Jan 2021 02:02 Local
Exposed Population:
About 79000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 13 Jan 2021 22:41 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d81y Scaled population (vector) 5.23  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Latest media headlines

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

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. 29 minutes ago Chief of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Doni Monardo and Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini left Jakarta for the West Sulawesi provincial capital of Mamuju on Friday to observe quake-hit areas in the p
6.2-magnitude quake strikes West Sulawesi's MajeneFri, 15 Jan 2021 03:15:00 +0100.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 followed by several aftershocks struck Majene in the Indonesian province of West Sulawesi on early Friday, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said. The epicenter of th
Indonesia: Magnitude-5.9 earthquake occurs in Papua Province Jan. 13Tue, 12 Jan 2021 20:47:00 +0100.

Magnitude-5.9 earthquake occurs in Papua Province, Indonesia, at 0317 Jan. 13. No immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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