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M 5.3 in Papua New Guinea on 12 Aug 2017 18:09 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
  • Depth: 34.86 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Aug 2017 18:09 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 220790 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Aug 2017 18:31 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us2000a7m3 (neicid)

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Articles: 387 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:37:00 +0200   pidp (en)

BUKA, Papua New Guinea (January 20, 1999 - Radio Australia)---The eastern parts of Papua New Guinea have been shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude of seven-point-one (7.1) on the Richter scale. The earthquake was located at a depth of 100 kilometers (60 miles) and about 100 kilometers (60 miles)....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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