M 6.4 in Papua New Guinea on 13 Jul 2017 03:36 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: 6.4M
Depth: 46.95 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.7884 , 153.1594
Event Date: 13 Jul 2017 03:36 UTC
Exposed Population: About 30000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us20009vvi
Inserted at: 13 Jul 2017 03:56 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.6 (PNG)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of New Ireland (population 90,000) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
1700 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1173664 -4.788/153.159 6.4 46.95 5.6 13 Jul 2017 03:57 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1173664 -4.788/153.159 6.4 46.95 5.31 13 Jul 2017 05:39 02:03 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 1500 people

Affected populated places

Intensity 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
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Silur SWR unknown 0

More information

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