M 6 in Papua New Guinea on 17 May 2019 22:37 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 1179778
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.0M
Depth: 21.9 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.5797 , 153.0044
Event Date: 17 May 2019 22:37 UTC
Exposed Population: 150000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 18 May 2019 03:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003mus Scaled population (vector) 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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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 12 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea - 7.5 M Earthquake Impact Update (G ... Tue, 21 May 2019 13:20:00 +0200.

Assessments are ongoing following a 7.5 M earthquake between New Ireland and New Britain Islands on 14 May at 12.58 UTC. As of 21 May, around 130 families are reportedly displaced on the Duke of York Islands and at least 130 houses are seve
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Pacific regionTue, 21 May 2019 05:09:00 +0200.

Natural disasters ranging from cyclones to floods, droughts and earthquakes frequently occur in the Pacific region. The pacific island countries (including Papua New Guinea, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Vanuatu) rank amon
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World NewsSat, 18 May 2019 07:51:00 +0200.

The letter also called for "urgent measures" by Guterres and claimed that Washington infringed the North's sovereignty and violated U.N. charters. Speaking about the incident, GBRA said even as no evacuations were necessary, those living a
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Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quakeSat, 18 May 2019 07:19:00 +0200.

Papua New Guinea authorities are assessing the extent of damage from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening. The magnitude 7.5 quake struck around 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It
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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 (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),