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M 6.4 in Papua New Guinea on 13 Jul 2017 03:36 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

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  • Magnitude: 6.4 M
  • Depth: 46.95 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us20009vvi
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -4.7884, 153.1594
  • Time (UTC): 13 Jul 2017 03:36:09
  • Time (ECT): 13 Jul 2017 05:36:09

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1173660 1

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1173660
1 realtime 2017-07-13 05:45:11 No people affected 0.11
  Earthquake 191332
0 realtime 2017-07-13 05:45:28 30 thousand Few people affected 0
  Tsunami 27461
1 realtime 2017-07-13 06:16:45 No people affected No people affected 0.11
  27459
1 realtime 2017-07-13 06:16:31 No people affected No people affected 0.11
  27458
1 scenario 2017-07-13 05:45:11 No people affected No people affected 0.08
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13 Jul 2017 03:36 6.7M, 33km N/A 30 thousand 0.1m (at 00:11) 00:09 PTWC PTWC
1173661 1

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1173661
1 realtime 2017-07-13 05:47:10 No people affected 0.11
  Earthquake 191333
0 realtime 2017-07-13 05:47:32 20 thousand No people affected 0
  Tsunami 27461
1 realtime 2017-07-13 06:16:45 No people affected No people affected 0.11
  27460
1 scenario 2017-07-13 05:47:10 No people affected No people affected 0.08
Close
13 Jul 2017 03:36 6.7M, 33km N/A 20 thousand 0.1m (at 00:11) 00:10 NTWC NTWC    
1173664 0

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1173664
1 realtime 2017-07-13 05:56:22 30 thousand 0
  Earthquake 191334
0 realtime 2017-07-13 05:56:22 30 thousand Few people affected 0
  Shakemap 2
1 realtime 2017-07-13 07:39:24 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
13 Jul 2017 03:36 6.4M, 46.95km N/A 30 thousand 00:20 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 30000 people
75 km 6000 people
50 km 3600 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of New Ireland (population 90,000) . The nearest places are Natar, Matkumlagir, Beriota, Bakop, Maliom, Ulam, Matatai, Pukenmi, Silur Mission, Kambilal, and Kig.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Natar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Matkumlagir New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Beriota New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Bakop New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Maliom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Ulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Matatai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Pukenmi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Silur Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Kambilal New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Kumparum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Taron New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Lamoran New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Lenai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Mimias New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Kamiang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Lakas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Kapsikau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Kabaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Danfu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Nasko New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Burunkum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Kait New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Kapasaliao New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Sumsum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 km
Kig New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 69 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Silur SWR unknown 0 31 km
Lamassa LMG unknown 0 45 km
Manga MGP unknown 0 72 km
Tokua 10 0 100 km

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