M 7 in Papua New Guinea on 10 Oct 2018 20:48 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1158776
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.0M
Depth: 40.31 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.6782 , 151.1976
Event Date: 10 Oct 2018 20:48 UTC
11 Oct 2018 06:48 Local
Exposed Population: 100000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 10 Oct 2018 21:44 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1.3 0 1.3
us1000haa3 Scaled population (vector) 3.02 Max wave alert 0.06m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.06m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1.3      
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Papua New Guinea - Earthquake (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00

  • An earthquake of 7.0 M at a depth of 40 km occurred over New Britain province (New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea) on 10 October at 20.48 UTC. The epicentre was located 117 km east of Kimbe City (West New Britain province, Papua New Guinea). USGS Pager estimated a shaking up to very strong for 14 000 people and up to strong for 40 000 people. 
  • As of 11 October, no casualties or damage have been reported.
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Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (76), (3), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (4), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),