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
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)


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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.

Tsunami affected locations

The maximum Tsunami wave height is  0.1m in Maskikilir, Papua New Guinea. This height is estimated for 9-Feb-2020 06:09:62.

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
9-Feb-2020 06:09:62 Maskikilir Papua New Guinea  0.1
9-Feb-2020 06:09:62 Ralman Papua New Guinea  0.1
9-Feb-2020 06:09:62 Baien Papua New Guinea  0.1

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Initial conditions

Title: ""122km S of Kokopo""

Fault parameters

  • Length: 19 km
  • Width: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 6.2 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: .6 m
  • Strike: 247 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 33 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 31 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): 150.598, -6.951, 153.598, -3.951
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Sea Level

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