M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 12 Jan 2022 13:16 UTC
EQ parameters
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: 70.55 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.5982 , 147.3301
Event Date: 12 Jan 2022 13:16 UTC
12 Jan 2022 23:16 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
400 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000gbb7
Inserted at: 12 Jan 2022 13:34 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gbb7 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1420850 0 12 Jan 2022 13:16 5.6M, 70.55km 4.16 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:18 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 Morobe (population 390,000) . The nearest places are Ubaneng, Keili, Semgeta, Bukaua, Yambo, Aregenang, Tumnang, Tigeri, Waganluhu, Momalili, and Bulantim.

Radius Population
100 km 400000 people
75 km 320000 people
50 km 210000 people
20 km 7700 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Morobe Papua New Guinea 390000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ubaneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Keili Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 12 km
Semgeta Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 14 km
Bukaua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Yambo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Aregenang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Tumnang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Tigeri Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Waganluhu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Momalili Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Mindik Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Wideru Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Wamuki Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Zewitzan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Nomanene Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Aluki Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Kwamu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Suevitne Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Satneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Zanggung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Bugang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Busung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Hendeneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Apo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Koru Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Doing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Buengim Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Lengbati Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Tali Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Podzorong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Safifi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Siu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Embengwasing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Ungesu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Mumum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Bua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Sambeang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Oligadu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Bulu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Bongganko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Embewanang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Nabak Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Gubu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Bokasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Pindiu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Tiren Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Samanzing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Kwapsanek Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Butala Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Malahang Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Yanga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Beding Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Mawaning Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Bungalamba Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Korbau Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Bumayong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Faseu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Gunabosing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Tigedu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Yunzain Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Omili Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Sambue Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Sosoninko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Lae Morobe Papua New Guinea City 76000 people 40 km
Geraun Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Waran Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Kangarua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Nanduo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Iloko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Masa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Ununu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Mararuo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Moikisung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Tiku Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Kasanombe Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Kopa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Labu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Upat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Mange Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Orarako Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Dokalang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Tipsit Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Merikeo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Hapahondong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Zongafifi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Melandum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Dengando Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Lambaip Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Sambanga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Dolo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Lanitzera Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Busega Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Gurunkor Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Zoroge Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Bangdap Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Indum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Sattelburg Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Yalu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Honziuknan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Zakubep Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 51 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
Ogeranang OGE unknown 0 18 km
Kabwum KBM unknown 0 22 km
Singaua SGB unknown 0 24 km
Pindiu PDI unknown 0 30 km
Kasanombe KSB unknown 0 42 km
Siwea SWE unknown 0 42 km
Masa MBV unknown 0 43 km
Makini MPG unknown 0 43 km
Baindoung BDZ unknown 0 51 km
Bawan BWJ unknown 0 52 km
Mindik MXK unknown 0 53 km
Finschhafen FIN 9 0 58 km
Boana BNV unknown 0 60 km
Konge KGB unknown 0 60 km
Sialum SXA unknown 0 63 km
Wagau WGU unknown 0 63 km
Wasu WSU unknown 0 67 km
Nadzab LAE 70 0 67 km
Kelanoa KNL unknown 0 68 km
Indagen IDN unknown 0 71 km
Kisengan KSG unknown 0 73 km
Derim DER unknown 0 79 km
Sapmanga SMH unknown 0 86 km
Zenag ZEN unknown 0 88 km
Lowai LWI unknown 0 88 km
Dinangat DNU unknown 0 89 km
Yalumet KYX unknown 0 96 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Lae PGLAE Papua New Guinea 42 km
Finschhaven Papua New Guinea 58 km
Dreger Harbor Papua New Guinea 59 km
Salamaua PGSMU Papua New Guinea 60 km

More information

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