M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 09 Mar 2018 11:06 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: 45.8 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.3483 , 153.3367
Event Date: 09 Mar 2018 11:06 UTC
Exposed Population: About 38000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000d23h
Inserted at: 09 Mar 2018 11:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (PNG)

Gdacs Score

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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
1202428 0.01 09 Mar 2018 11:06 5.8M, 45.8km 4.06 40 thousand 00:18 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of New Ireland (population 90,000) . The nearest places are Mimias, Kapsikau, Lakas, Kamiang, Lenai, Danfu, Lamoran, Burunkum, Taron, Tabulam, and Matatai.

Radius Population
100 km 38000 people
75 km 19000 people
50 km 10000 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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mimias New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Kapsikau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Lakas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Kamiang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Lenai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Danfu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Lamoran New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Burunkum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Taron New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Tabulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Silur Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Kumparum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Sumsum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Kambilal New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Warambif New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Pukenmi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Waramung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Ulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Natong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Fatkarsan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Manga Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Maliom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Tanambia New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Weilo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Tawomla New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Warantaban New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Feni Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Matkumlagir New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Balangit New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Muliama New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Natar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Waragawsali New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Naliu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Beriota New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Warangansau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Bakop New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Porabunbun New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 64 km
Matatai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 68 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
Silur SWR unknown 0 38 km
Manga MGP unknown 0 42 km
Malekolon MKN 2 0 52 km
Lamassa LMG unknown 0 75 km
Green Islands GEI unknown 0 93 km
Rakanda RAA unknown 0 99 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tanga Island Papua New Guinea 95 km
Nissan Island Papua New Guinea 100 km

More information

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