M 4.7 in Papua New Guinea on 15 May 2019 00:33 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.2504 , 149.0507
Event Date: 15 May 2019 00:33 UTC
15 May 2019 10:33 Local
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003lam
Inserted at: 15 May 2019 02:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Papua New Guinea)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003lam Scaled population (vector) 0.2  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1260324 0 15 May 2019 00:33 4.7M, 10km N/A Few people 01:35 NEIC
1260392 0 15 May 2019 00:33 5.5M, 10km N/A No people affected 1d 00:02 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of New Ireland (population 90,000) .

Radius Population
100 km <1000 people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people
Manus Papua New Guinea 33000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people
Morobe Papua New Guinea 390000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
Madang Papua New Guinea 250000 people
Eastern Highlands Papua New Guinea 300000 people
East Sepik Papua New Guinea 280000 people

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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