M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 15 May 2019 00:33 UTC

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: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.2982 , 149.0125
Event Date: 15 May 2019 00:33 UTC
15 May 2019 10:33 Local
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km in MMI>=IV
No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003lam
Inserted at: 16 May 2019 00:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Papua New Guinea)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003lam Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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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 unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1260392 -3.298/149.012 5.5 10.0 None 15 May 2019 15:26 14:52 (new episode)
2 0 1260392 -3.298/149.012 5.5 10.0 None 16 May 2019 00:36 1d 00:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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