Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 2/25/2018 6:54:18 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 25 Feb 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 25 Feb 2018 18:54 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

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

Earthquake Magnitude: M4.9Depth: 35 KmEvent Date UTC: 25 Feb 2018 18:54Exposed Population: 1010000 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPapua New Guinea, Province of Southern Highlands (population 318,000). The nearest places are Gesege (5km), Barutage (7km), Kese (8km), Tugiri (10km), Yo'obo (11km), and 160 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Pimaga (14km), Kar (20km), Moro (21km), Nipa (31km), Mendi (38km), and 11 more. There are no known ports nearby.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 550000 people 31 50 km 230000 people 29 20 km 37000 people 29 10 km 8400 people 27


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