M 6.5 in Papua New Guinea from 25 Feb 2023 21:24 UTC to 21:24

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: 6.5M
Depth: 65.4 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.571 , 149.929
Event Date: 25 Feb 2023 21:24 UTC
26 Feb 2023 07:24 Local
Exposed Population: 20 thousand in MMI VI
Source: PTWC pt23056001
Inserted at: 25 Feb 2023 21:34 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
1.1 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Rapid Impact)
Tsunami GDACS score
PTWC 0 0 0
pt23056001 Scaled population (vector) 0.3 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 rapid impact -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 rapid impact 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
1492162 0 25 Feb 2023 21:24 6.5M, 65.4km 6.15 20 thousand (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:09 PTWC
1492163 0 25 Feb 2023 21:24 6.5M, 65km 6.06 20 thousand (in 100km) 0m (at 00:00) 00:12 NTWC
1492165 0 25 Feb 2023 21:24 6.2M, 38.158km 5.54 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 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 off shore.

Radius Population
100 km 57000 people
75 km 40000 people
50 km 21000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Malenglo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Aivet West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Kaveng West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Ablingi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Mai'ieo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Poi'iek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Parwa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Akinum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Rereng West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Senekaul West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Avio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Karedek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Au Mission West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Kalagen West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Arat West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Ami West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Wakis West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Pongual West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Mihak West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Lapunum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Getmata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Moi'ia West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Luonglil West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Awirin West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Pomalal West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Aure West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Aviklo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Gasmata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Ama West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Lapalam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Saihi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Zebu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Apugi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Awat West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Utkihu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Utkumbu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Asiam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Ringring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Akam West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Sigilwa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Kandrian West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village 1000 people 58 km
Angelek West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Sangkiap West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Aka West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Hulem West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Akiwok West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Pomete West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Dulagoa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Maum West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Sieigit West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Senemsi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 63 km
Yumyello West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Papsa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Simimla West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Ahi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Umbi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 66 km
Lakungkung West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Lulakevi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Gisamilo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Lauhuring West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Namaklongklong West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Alu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Maklongmerang West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Zitus West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Nangwe West New Britain 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
Kandrian KDR 112 0 57 km
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0 92 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Gasmata Papua New Guinea 51 km

More information

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