M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 17 Oct 2019 19:34 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1190806
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 15.89 Km
Lat/Lon: -2.9265 , 141.6489
Event Date: 17 Oct 2019 19:34 UTC
18 Oct 2019 05:34 Local
Exposed Population: 140000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 18 Oct 2019 19:37 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Papua New Guinea= 7.6; Indonesia= 4.8


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70005v4h Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),