M 5.3 in Papua New Guinea on 17 Nov 2021 07:39 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 1297185
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
Depth: 87 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.5807 , 153.5321
Event Date: 17 Nov 2021 07:39 UTC
17 Nov 2021 17:39 Local
Exposed Population:
30 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 17 Nov 2021 14:04 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fusj Scaled population (vector) 3.96  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 66 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Japan to release oil reserves to curb prices2021-11-21T04:47+0100.

TOKYO: Japan is considering releasing oil from its reserves for the first time to curb surging oil prices, Kyodo news agency reported on Saturday, as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida signalled his readiness to counter oil price hikes following
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Japan PM confirms oil reserves may be released to curb prices2021-11-21T03:22+0100.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo TOKYO: Japan is considering releasing oil from its reserves for the first time to curb surging oil prices, Kyodo news agency reported on Saturday, as Prime Mi
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Mangrove forests in danger of extinction2021-11-21T03:05+0100.

Mangrove forests, a key source for the protection of coastal communities from natural disasters as well as provision of shelter to the marine life, are unfortunately being deforested for commercial purpose and were getting thick on the coas
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Kishida confirms oil reserves may be released to curb prices November ... 2021-11-21T01:17+0100.

Japan is considering releasing oil from its reserves for the first time to curb surging oil prices, a news agency reported on Saturday, as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida signaled his readiness to counter oil price hikes following a request fr
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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 (43), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),