M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 15 May 2019 00:33 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 1179491
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.2982 , 149.0125
Event Date: 15 May 2019 00:33 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 May 2019 00:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003lam Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 105 | About casualties: 14 | Last hour: 0

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
...(more)
6.0-magnitude earthquake hits PNGSat, 18 May 2019 04:32:00 +0200.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has struck 12 km south-west of Taron, in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, according to U.S. Geological Survey, reports citing Xinhua. The earthquake which occurred at 8:37 am l
...(more)
6.0-magnitude earthquake hits PNG: USGSSat, 18 May 2019 03:38:00 +0200.

SYDNEY, May 18 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has struck 12 km south-west of Taron, in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, according to U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake which occurred at 8:37 a
...(more)
1st LD: 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits PNG: USGSSat, 18 May 2019 02:28:00 +0200.

. Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. SYDNEY, May 18 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has struck 12 km south-west of Taron, in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, according to U.S. Geological Survey. The ea
...(more)

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

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),