M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 08 Oct 2020 15:58 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 1238591
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 30 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.9004 , 150.8349
Event Date: 08 Oct 2020 15:58 UTC
09 Oct 2020 01:58 Local
Exposed Population: About 9000 people in MMI>=V
150000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 09 Oct 2020 16:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000c6si Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 8 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

October 2020 Global Earthquake Report / VolcanoDiscoverySat, 10 Oct 2020 22:24:00 +0200.

Saturday 10 October 2020 18:00 PM | Posted by: Earthquake Monitor. Earthquakes worldwide above 5 degrees during October 2020. Jump to the Daily Reports for October 2020: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 summary: 5 earthquakes 6.0+, 44
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Papua New Guinea earthquake: 6.3-magnitude tremor hits Australasia An ... Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:54:00 +0200.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck on Thursday, the (USGS) said. © Provided by The Independent. The onshore quake struck 38 km northeast of Kainantu at a depth of 103.5 km (64 miles), it added. There were no immediate reports of damage a
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6.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Papua New GuineaThu, 08 Oct 2020 11:39:00 +0200.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale had jolted Papua New Guinea on October 1.(File Photo(Representative Image))) An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea on Thursday. “Earthquake of Ma
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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea – USGS Magnitude 6.3 ea ... Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:09:00 +0200.

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The onshore quake struck 38 km northeast of Kainantu at a depth of 103.5 km (64 miles), it said. There were no
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),