M 5.9 in Papua New Guinea on 12 Apr 2019 14:51 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1176324
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.3993 , 148.6682
Event Date: 12 Apr 2019 14:51 UTC
Exposed Population: About 70000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Apr 2019 15:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us700034zz Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Weekly Smithsonian

Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian S ... Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:29:00 +0200.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. About 15,000 people are facing food shortages in Good Enough Island, Milne Bay Province, as a result of the impact of a tropical storm (later named Cyclone Trevor) on 15-16 March. The storm destroyed at least 85 houses and
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samoa Earthquakes not strong enough to issue tsunami warning By Soli W ... Sat, 13 Apr 2019 08:19:00 +0200.

Samoa has experienced five earthquakes in a row over the past seven days with the latest occurring early yesterday morning. No tsunami warning was issued for the earthquakes, according to a bulletin issued by Samoa Meteorological Office. Th
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QRCS completes relief project for PNG earthquake victimsSat, 13 Apr 2019 01:56:00 +0200.

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a relief intervention to help the victims of earthquakes and floods in Papua New Guinea, with funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD). The project was co-ordinated with Papua New Guinea
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),