M 6.2 in Papua New Guinea on 09 Feb 2020 06:04 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: 6.2M
Depth: 31.29 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.4509 , 152.0983
Event Date: 09 Feb 2020 06:04 UTC
09 Feb 2020 16:04 Local
Exposed Population: About 1000 people in MMI VI
About 40000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70007lwy
Inserted at: 09 Feb 2020 06:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us70007lwy Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0.05m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.05m  
  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
1295404 0 09 Feb 2020 06:04 6.2M, 31.29km 5.91 40 thousand 0.1m (at 00:05) 00:20 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 East New Britain (population 170,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
1200 people
9600 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1295404 -5.451/152.098 6.2 31.3 5.788 09 Feb 2020 06:24 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1295404 -5.451/152.098 6.2 31.3 5.788 09 Feb 2020 08:07 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1295404 -5.451/152.098 6.2 31.3 5.909 10 Feb 2020 06:12 1d 00:07 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 1600 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 9100 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 5900 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 4 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 7 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 8 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Mu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Nambling East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Milim East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Kaukum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Hoiya East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Kalip East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Long East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Lakiri East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Pendi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Mongu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Pature East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Bakirua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Senel East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Lalikar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Lamerien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Marunga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Tal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Timomo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Ora East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Bagatavi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Goni East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Kwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Marupa Mission East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Karong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Kaubademki East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Piovi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Sali East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 61 km
Olaipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Pomio East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Ili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Malmal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 73 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)
Gonalia GOE unknown 0
Uvol UVO unknown 0
Tol TLO unknown 0
Gonaili 1 0
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0

More information

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