M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 12 Oct 2018 02:52 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.2837 , 151.0485
Event Date: 12 Oct 2018 02:52 UTC
Exposed Population: About 45000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Oct 2018 03:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (PNG)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 9 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Pacific region
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:45:00 +0200.

The Pacific Region is frequently hit by natural disasters ranging from cyclones, floods, droughts to earthquakes. Pacific island countries including Papua New Guinea, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Vanuatu, rank among the h
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Internacionales Hace 3 horas Sismo de 7 grados sacude Papúa Nueva Guin ...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:36:00 +0200.

Un terremoto de 7 grados en la escala de Richter sacudió Papúa Nueva Guinea en las costas ubicadas en la zona del Asia-Pacífico, lo que provocó una alerta de tsunami en dicha área. Hasta el momento no se ha registrado víctimas ni daños mate
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Indonesia: Papua sends medical team to Palu
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:37:00 +0200.

Nethy Dharma Somba. Jayapura | Fri, October 12, 2018 | 09:32 am. The Papua administration has dispatched a medical team to Palu, Central Sulawesi, to provide medical services following a strong earthquake and tsunami that impacted the regio
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Difunden impactantes videos del violento sismo que sacudió a Papúa Nue ...
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 22:18:00 +0200.

Un terremoto de magnitud 7 en la escala abierta de Richter sacudió el pasado 10 de octubre la isla de Nueva Bretaña, en Papúa Nueva Guinea, informó el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS). El sismo ocurrió a 40,3 kilómetros de profun
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),