M 6.3 in Papua New Guinea on 14 Mar 2023 00:49 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: 6.3M
Depth: 221.585 Km
Event Date: 14 Mar 2023 00:49 UTC
14 Mar 2023 10:49 Local
Exposed Population: 200 thousand in MMI IV
Source: NEIC us7000jjp7
Inserted at: 14 Mar 2023 01:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score:
7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000jjp7 Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap 0 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1495225 0 14 Mar 2023 00:49 6.3M, 221.585km 4.09 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:16 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

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Wave height (m)

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Initial conditions

Title: ""eastern New Guinea region""

Fault parameters

  • Latitude: -5.432
  • Longitude: 146.837
  • Length: 22 km
  • Width: 6 km
  • Magnitude: 6.3 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: .6 m
  • Strike: 90 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 45 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 222 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): 145.337, -6.932, 148.337, -3.932
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:.25 minutes

Sea Level

More information

  • Timeline:
    Tsunami calculations performed to this case, click here

  • Montecarlo:
    Tsunami Montecarlo simulation performed to this case, click here

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