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Mw 6.2 Earthquake, Orange alert in Papua New Guinea on 15 May 2017 13:22 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.2M, Depth:10km
  • on 15 May 2017 13:22 UTC
  • 245492 people within 100km
  • inserted at 15 May 2017 14:00:05

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.2 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 49 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC us10008sjn
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -4.0181, 152.4954
  • Time (UTC): 15 May 2017 13:22:38
  • Time (ECT): 15 May 2017 15:22:38

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of New Ireland (population 90,000) .

The alertlevel for this event is Orange

Population

Population near epicenter
Intensity Population
63000 people
66000 people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea <1000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 47000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 7700 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 42000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 27000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 63000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea <1000 people

Affected cities (first 100 records)

See complete places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kabakadas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Pakabong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Kabahon Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Kibil East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 13 km
Maren East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Winagut East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Palipal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Urakukur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Watara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Suralil New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Kabakabiui East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 17 km
Nabual East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Kumlakor East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Ukumaina East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Kabapuko East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 18 km
Kumaina East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Kabiatarai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Rakanda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Takubar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Taui Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Kokopo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village4 25000 people 44 km
Bitalovo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Livuan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Karavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Taui Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Vunabalbal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Ramale East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Ulagunan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Ratavul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Ngatur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Tingenavadu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Ngunaguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Gunanba East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Ikongo Spring East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Katakatai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Tabuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Wairiki Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Kabunut New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Hitung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Umudu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Matakan Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Siaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Ulahato New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Utuan Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 24 km
Kerawara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Utuan Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Hibaling New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Hikan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Poronbus New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Hunabore New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Bom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Matandeduk New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Barau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
New Nabumai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Semalu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Rapito New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Nokon New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Nabanta New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Kabagap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Rasirik New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Samo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Rabuana East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Korere East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Baai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Huris New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Namatanai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village4 1300 people 38 km
Tokua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Tavui Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Matalau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Tavui Number 3 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Reiven East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Rapantaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Ulaveo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Kabakaul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Rainau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Malaguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Kulon East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Vunatagia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Birar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Bilur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Balanataman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Korai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Raburua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Kabanga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Davaon East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Taliligap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kunakunai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Balada East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Ralalar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Tanaka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Vunadadia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Tagitagi Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Varzin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 53 km
Watwat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Vunakabi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Napapar Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Toma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Bitapukpuk East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Tagitagi Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Tamanairik East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Rapitok Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Wairiki Number 3 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Viveren East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Rapitok Number 4 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Rapitok Number 3 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Warangoi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Watpi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Rabaul East New Britain Papua New Guinea City 8000 people 41 km
Tavui Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Porabunbun New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Matupit Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Nonga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village4 - 43 km
Malaguna Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Labur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Iawakaka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Kig New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Kuraip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Karavia Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Warangansau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Kapasaliao New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Pire New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Waragawsali New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Kabakada East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Vunairoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Vunakalkalulu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Tavuiliu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kait New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Rakandakanda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Malmaluan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 51 km
Muliama New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Kurumut New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 52 km
Vunalir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 54 km
Bakan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 55 km
Ganai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Weilo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 56 km
Kokola New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Vunadavai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 57 km
Kabaira East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Volavolo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Manga Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 58 km
Livuan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Kolonoboi Misson New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Nasko New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 59 km
Mailivuan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Liguan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Napapar Number 5 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 60 km
Raulavat Plantation East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Komalu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 61 km
Sumsum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Keravat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Taulil East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 62 km
Lat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 63 km
Gaulim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 66 km
Burunkum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Ivere East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Kabaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Kaguso New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Konogogo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Rhunagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 67 km
Kalom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Simbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 70 km
Vunapaladig East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 72 km
Danfu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Marambu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Riet East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Randulit East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Kapsikau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Kalagunan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Lakas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Kamiang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Lamoran New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Arumbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Taron New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Driwata East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 77 km
Vunatalia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Kiata New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Gar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Kumparum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Kamanakam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Lenai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Mimias New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Vunaiting East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 79 km
Koriesu Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Vunamarita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Wusing East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 80 km
Vunakapeake East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Kambilal New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Kanam Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Maranagi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Lemingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Silur Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 83 km
Malasait East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 83 km
Baining East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 83 km
Bulu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Dampit New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 85 km
Pukenmi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 86 km
Urai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Ulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 88 km
Maliom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 89 km
Lassul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 89 km
Tombavil New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 89 km
Tuorong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 90 km
Raunsepna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 91 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)
Rakanda RAA unknown 0
Tokua 10 0
Namatanai ATN 42 0
Rabaul RAB 4 0
Manga MGP unknown 0
Lamassa LMG unknown 0
Silur SWR unknown 0
Stockholm SMP unknown 0
Londolovit LNV 51 0
Boang BOV unknown 0
Tol TLO unknown 0
Open Bay OPB 2 0
Malekolon MKN 2 0

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea
Namatanai PGATN Papua New Guinea
Rabaul PGRAB Papua New Guinea
Tanga Island Papua New Guinea
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea
Tabar Island Papua New Guinea


Event time line

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

AlertShake
ID
episodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 1167887 -4.010900/152.517300 5.8 10 6.11 15 May 2017 13:22 15 May 2017 13:45 00:22
2 1167887 -4.018100/152.495400 6.2 10 6.48 15 May 2017 13:22 15 May 2017 13:58 00:36 (upd of #1)
3 1167902 -4.021700/152.489300 6.2 10 6.47 15 May 2017 13:22 15 May 2017 14:24 01:02 (new episode)
4 1167902 -4.021700/152.489300 6.2 10 6.47 15 May 2017 13:22 15 May 2017 15:24 02:02 (upd of #3)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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