M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 31 Jul 2020 10:02 UTC
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: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -8.7205 , 152.7195
Event Date: 31 Jul 2020 10:02 UTC
31 Jul 2020 20:02 Local
Exposed Population: About 1000 people in MMI V
About 10000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000b7d1
Inserted at: 31 Jul 2020 12:11 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
us6000b7d1 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.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1324189 0 31 Jul 2020 10:02 5.6M, 10km 4.94 10 thousand 02:09 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 ,of Milne Bay (population 160,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
1600 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1324189 -8.72/152.72 5.6 10.0 4.927 31 Jul 2020 10:24 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1324189 -8.72/152.72 5.6 10.0 4.927 31 Jul 2020 12:11 02:09 (upd of #1)
3 0 1324189 -8.72/152.72 5.6 10.0 4.938 01 Aug 2020 10:04 1d 00:02 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Milne Bay Papua New Guinea <1000 people
Milne Bay Papua New Guinea 2300 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kaurai Milne Bay Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Madau I Milne Bay Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Kulumadau Milne Bay Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Bonagai Milne Bay Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Digdagela Milne Bay Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Boagis Milne Bay Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Guasapa Milne Bay Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Wabunuma Milne Bay Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Guasopa GAZ -1 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Suloga Harbor Papua New Guinea

More information

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