M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 07 Apr 2021 05:13 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.6M
Depth: 447.89 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.6378 , 153.9828
Event Date: 07 Apr 2021 05:13 UTC
07 Apr 2021 16:13 Local
Exposed Population:
About 18000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000dzkn
Inserted at: 07 Apr 2021 10:32 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000dzkn Scaled population (vector) 0  
  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
1368963 0 07 Apr 2021 05:13 5.6M, 447.89km 1.67 20 thousand (in 100km) 05:19 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) . The nearest places are Naliu, Balangit, Feni Mission, Warantaban, Tawomla, Tanambia, Fatkarsan, Natong, Waramung, Warambif, and Tabulam.

Radius Population
100 km 18000 people
75 km 9600 people
50 km <1000 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
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 130000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Naliu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Balangit New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Feni Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Warantaban New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Tawomla New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Tanambia New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Fatkarsan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Natong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Waramung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Warambif New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Tabulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Malekolon MKN 2 0 54 km
Boang BOV unknown 0 78 km
Green Islands GEI unknown 0 97 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tanga Island Papua New Guinea 84 km

More information

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