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)

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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
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1202428 -4.348/153.337 5.8 45.8 4.13 09 Mar 2018 11:25 00:19 (new episode)
2 0.01 1202428 -4.348/153.337 5.8 45.8 4.06 09 Mar 2018 13:08 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 7800 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 50000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 97000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 21000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity 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
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 72 km
Kig New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Semalu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Watpi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 73 km
Kapasaliao New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Samo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Kabaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 74 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 75 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Kait New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Nasko New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 76 km
Huris New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Nokon New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 81 km
Siaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 78 km
Hitung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 82 km
Suralil New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 84 km
Pinipel I Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 87 km
Rokus Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 88 km
Poronbus New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 89 km
Tefa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 92 km
Pakabong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 92 km
Sirof Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 93 km
Hikan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 93 km
Yotchibol Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 94 km
Sigon Mission Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 94 km
Angkitkita New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 95 km
Belamfar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 95 km
Hibaling New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 95 km
Nabual East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 96 km
Watara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Salkangkis New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Siaken Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Kabakadas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 97 km
Kabiatarai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Kumlakor East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Lihon Number 1 Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Kabakabiui East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 98 km
Kulis Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Utuan Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Sinaudo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Winagut East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 99 km
Tungol Mission Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Maren East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 100 km
Kabahon Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Mapiri Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Rakanda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Tanamalit Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Kumaina East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Urakukur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Gargaris New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 101 km
Kabapuko East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Utuan Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Kibil East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 102 km
Tiriwan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 104 km
Palipal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 104 km
Ukumaina East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 105 km
Kerawara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 105 km
Kabagap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 105 km
Reiven East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Ulahato New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 106 km
Sungkin New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 107 km
Sasa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village4 - 107 km
Kulon East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Tokua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Birar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Malaguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 109 km
Kabanga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Kabunut New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Matandeduk New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Bilur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 110 km
Ulaveo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 111 km
Rainau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Korai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Umudu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Kabakaul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Watwat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Lat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 112 km
Taui Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Ganai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Taui Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 113 km
Livuan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 114 km
Ratavul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 115 km
Gar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 115 km
Takubar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 115 km
Ramale East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 115 km
Matakan Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 116 km
Balada East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 116 km
Kokopo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village4 25000 people 118 km
Hunabore New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 119 km
Bitalovo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 120 km
Tabuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 120 km
Bom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 120 km
Katakatai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 120 km
New Nabumai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 121 km
Ulagunan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 121 km
Karavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Vunabalbal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 122 km
Urai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 123 km
Barau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 123 km
Tingenavadu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 123 km
Nabanta New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village5 - 123 km
Marambu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 123 km
Vunatagia East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 124 km
Namatanai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village4 1300 people 124 km
Merai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Gunanba East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Ngatur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Balanataman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Ikongo Spring East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Ngunaguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 125 km
Baai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Simbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 km
Wairiki Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 126 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
Manga MGP unknown 0
Malekolon MKN 2 0
Lamassa LMG unknown 0
Green Islands GEI unknown 0
Rakanda RAA unknown 0
Tokua 10 0
Boang BOV unknown 0
Namatanai ATN 42 0
Rabaul RAB 4 0
Stockholm SMP unknown 0
Tol TLO unknown 0
Londolovit LNV 51 0
Karoola KXR unknown 0
Open Bay OPB 2 0
Buka BUA 3 0
Gonalia GOE unknown 0
Uvol UVO unknown 0
Dios DOS unknown 0
Sabah SBV unknown 0
Sule ULE unknown 0
Gonaili 1 0
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0
Nutuve NUT unknown 0
Inus IUS unknown 0
Mapua MPU unknown 0
Wakunai WKN 3 0
Bialla BAA unknown 0
Kamiraba KJU unknown 0
Manetai MVI unknown 0
Boku BOQ unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Tanga Island Papua New Guinea
Nissan Island Papua New Guinea
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea
Namatanai PGATN Papua New Guinea
Rabaul PGRAB Papua New Guinea
Queen Carola Harbor Papua New Guinea
Buka PGBUA Papua New Guinea
Pondo Harbor Papua New Guinea
Tabar Island Papua New Guinea

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