M 6.5 in Papua New Guinea on 01 Mar 2023 05:36 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: 6.5M
Depth: 598.925 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.8138 , 149.487
Event Date: 01 Mar 2023 05:36 UTC
01 Mar 2023 15:36 Local
Exposed Population: 100 thousand in MMI II
Source: NEIC us7000jgfd
Inserted at: 01 Mar 2023 05:55 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Papua New Guinea)


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(Rapid Impact)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000jgfd Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 rapid impact 0 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 rapid impact 0      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

The green area correspond to areas affected by strong shaking (MMI VI or higher) according to the simulation.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1492862 0 01 Mar 2023 05:36 6.5M, 582.6km 2.4 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:10 PTWC
1492863 0 01 Mar 2023 05:36 6.5M, 583km 2.39 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:11 NTWC
1492865 0 01 Mar 2023 05:36 6.5M, 598.925km 2.29 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:19 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.

Rapid Impact

The results presented below are calculated with the ShakeMap open source software (USGS) using only earthquake hypocenter information to provide a rapid estimation of the ground motion and shaking intensity without taking into account any instrumental observations or earthquake source scaling laws.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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