M 5.6 in Papua New Guinea on 12 Jan 2022 13:16 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: 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.

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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 ,of Morobe (population 390,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1420850 -6.598/147.33 5.6 70.5 4.198 12 Jan 2022 13:35 00:19 (new episode)
2 0 1420850 -6.598/147.33 5.6 70.5 4.187 12 Jan 2022 15:19 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1420850 -6.598/147.33 5.6 70.5 4.16 13 Jan 2022 13:40 1d 00:24 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Morobe Papua New Guinea 170000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bukaua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Yambo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Tigeri Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Waganluhu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Wideru Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Aluki Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Bugang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Apo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Buengim Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Tali Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Mumum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Bua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Oligadu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Nabak Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Bokasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 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
Bumayong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Omili Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Lae Morobe Papua New Guinea City 76000 people 40 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)
Singaua SGB unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Lae PGLAE Papua New Guinea

More information

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