M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 03 Aug 2021 12:01 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 1279959
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -1.5033 , 148.1225
Event Date: 03 Aug 2021 12:01 UTC
03 Aug 2021 22:01 Local
Exposed Population: About 5000 people in MMI>=IV
4 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 03 Aug 2021 12:22 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000f1tx Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  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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Latest media headlines

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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: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),