M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 10 Feb 2018 22:50 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 267.98 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.8048 , 151.9177
Event Date: 10 Feb 2018 22:50 UTC
Exposed Population: 240000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000d0ex
Inserted at: 10 Feb 2018 23:10 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1198379 0.01 10 Feb 2018 22:50 5.8M, 267.98km 3.09 240 thousand 00:19 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of New Ireland (population 90,000) . The nearest places are Dampit, Kanam Mission, Kalagunan, Mesi Number 1, Livuan, Konogogo, Vunadavai, Komalu, Tavui Number 1, Kokola, and Taulil.

Radius Population
100 km 240000 people
75 km 180000 people
50 km 22000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 130000 people
Morobe Papua New Guinea 390000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Dampit New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Kanam Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Kalagunan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Mesi Number 1 New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Livuan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Konogogo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Vunadavai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Komalu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Tavui Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Kokola New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Liguan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Vunalir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Vunamarita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Vunakapeake East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Vunatalia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Tavui Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Kurumut New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Vunairoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Mailivuan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Kabakada East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Tavui Number 3 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Nonga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village4 - 49 km
Volavolo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kalom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Korere East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kaguso New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kabaira East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Rapantaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Malaguna Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Rasirik New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Labur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Vunakalkalulu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Iawakaka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Lassul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Driwata East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Kiata New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Rabaul East New Britain Papua New Guinea City 8000 people 52 km
Rapito New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Baining East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Rabuana East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Koriesu Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Lamerain East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Kaluan Number 1 New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Kuraip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Nangas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Matalau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Barau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Kolonoboi Misson New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Vunaiting East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Kolube New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Raulavat Plantation East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Bulu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Pire New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Bakan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Lowat Kang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Bom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Baai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Vunagalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Hunabore New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Matupit Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Rakandakanda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Tuorong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
New Nabumai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Nabanta New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Penamun New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Matakan Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Karavia Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Tavuiliu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Malmaluan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Atlamau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Namatanai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village4 1300 people 60 km
Takis East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Lambu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Umudu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Kamanakam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Raburua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Kanabu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Napapar Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Vunapaladig East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Keravat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Lemeris New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Lelet New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Kabunut New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Taliligap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Maragsaik East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Vunakabi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Napapar Number 5 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Davaon East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Tanaka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Vunatagia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Ralalar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 65 km
Randulit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Balanataman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Vunadadia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Palipal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Komgi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Rapitok Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Rapitok Number 4 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Kimadan Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Kunakunai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Rabaul RAB 4 0 55 km
Namatanai ATN 42 0 61 km
Rakanda RAA unknown 0 73 km
Tokua 10 0 78 km
Stockholm SMP unknown 0 84 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Rabaul PGRAB Papua New Guinea 52 km
Namatanai PGATN Papua New Guinea 61 km
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea 72 km
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea 92 km

More information

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