M 5.5 in New Britain Region, P.N.G. on 31 May 2019 17:50 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.5M
Depth: 16.48 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.9391 , 151.4306
Event Date: 31 May 2019 17:50 UTC
Exposed Population: 110000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003tue
Inserted at: 01 Jun 2019 13:55 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003tue Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1262453 0 31 May 2019 17:50 5.5M, 24.37km 6.117 120 thousand 02:02 NEIC
1262608 0 31 May 2019 17:50 5.5M, 16.48km 6.336 120 thousand 20:04 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of West New Britain (population 130,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
2100 people
7500 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1262453 -4.945/151.441 5.5 24.4 6.117 31 May 2019 18:12 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1262453 -4.945/151.441 5.5 24.4 6.117 31 May 2019 19:52 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1262608 -4.945/151.441 5.5 24.4 6.117 01 Jun 2019 13:54 20:04 (new episode)
4 0 1262608 -4.939/151.431 5.5 16.5 6.336 01 Jun 2019 13:55 20:04 (upd of #3)
5 0 1262608 -4.939/151.431 5.5 16.5 6.336 01 Jun 2019 17:52 1d 00:02 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
West New Britain Papua New Guinea <1000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea <1000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 4700 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 2500 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 3600 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 4000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Eaea West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 6 km
Madidua West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Baia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 11 km
Kavu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Ubili West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Ulamona Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 21 km
Togotogo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Muela East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Morena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Kamatami East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Kamarelo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Kupgen East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Asalau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Muranpuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 30 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Kola East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Tonganda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Lapau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Gigipuna West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km

see full list


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)
Sule ULE unknown 0
Open Bay OPB 2 0

More information

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