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M 6.4 in Papua New Guinea on 13 Jul 2017 03:36 UTC

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WEPW40 EJRC 130347
EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* GREEN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI ALERT IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA *
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SUMMARY

ON 13 JUL 2017 03:36:10 UTC (ABOUT 13 JUL 2017 13:48:47 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 6.7 OCCURRED IN THE MODERATELY POPULATED REGION OF NEW IRELAND IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. NATAR THE NEAREST POPULATED PLACES ARE: NATAR (21.1 KM). THE CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT IS: SILUR (31.3 KM).


ACCORDING TO THE GDACS TSUNAMI SCENARIO CALCULATION THIS EVENT COULD POTENTIALLY GENERATE A TSUNAMI. THE MAXIMUM ESTIMATED HEIGHT IS 0.1 M, OCCURRING AT NATAR (PAPUA NEW GUINEA) AT 1/1/2006 12:11:00 AM UTC.


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: PTWC
- MAGNITUDE: 6.7 M
- DEPTH: 33 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): -4.795 | 153.157
- COUNTRY: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
- PROVINCE: NEW IRELAND(PROVINCE)
- REGION: NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 13 JUL 2017 03:36:10 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 13 JUL 2017 13:48:47



ALERT SUMMARY
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EARTHQUAKE :GREEN
TSUNAMI :GREEN


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POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: SILUR (31.3 KM), LAMASSA (45.3 KM), MANGA (72.9 KM), TOKUA (99.8 KM)
- PORTS: N/A

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH MEDIUM VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A LOW HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: THU, 13 JUL 2017 03:36:10 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 13 JUL 2017 05:36:10
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 12 JUL 2017 21:36:10
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 12 JUL 2017 18:36:10
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 13 JUL 2017 10:36:10

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 13 JUL 2017 03:47:31 (11 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1173660

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG

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LIST OF 10 HEIGHEST WAVE LOCATIONS

ARRIVALTIME (UTC) LOCATION COUNTRY MAX EST. HEIGHT (M)
13 JUL 2017 03:47 NATAR PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:54 MATKUMLAGIR PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:48 BERIOTA PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:48 BAKOP PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:51 PUKENMI PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:51 KAMBILAL PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:51 ULAM PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:51 SILUR MISSIO PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:52 BAIEN PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:53 LAMPUN PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1
13 JUL 2017 03:53 TAGUL PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.1


THE FULL LIST OF LOCATIONS CAN BE VISUALIZED IN THE GDACS PAGE OF THE EVENT:
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1173660

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POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 359701 46
175 302887 39
150 245918 31
125 157804 20
100 29384 4
75 5942 1
50 3562 0
20 2 0
10 0 0
5 0 0
2 0 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 0 PEOPLE/KM2.
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THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 13 JUL 2017 13:48:47 LOCAL TIME. 13 JUL 2017 13:48:47

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
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RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 1008 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE LOW LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF LOW RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES PAPUA NEW GUINEA A MEDIUM VULNERABILITY.
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SECONDARY EFFECTS
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PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

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PLEASE REFER TO THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR SUBSCRIBING OR UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ALERT EMAIL OR SMS SERVICE.

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