Green alert: earthquake M 6.8 in Papua New Guinea on 3/8/2018 5:39:50 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 8 Mar 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 6.8 in Papua New Guinea on 08 Mar 2018 17:39 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Shakemap" alerting model


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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.8Depth: 15.22 KmEvent Date UTC: 08 Mar 2018 17:39Exposed population in MMI>=7: 780

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 off shore, near Papua New Guinea, Province of New Ireland (population 90,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 8km. The nearest places are Mimias (10km), Lenai (11km), Kamiang (12km), Lakas (12km), Kapsikau (13km), and 46 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Silur (23km), Manga (33km), Lamassa (59km), Malekolon (66km), Rakanda (85km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Tanga Island (98km).

Population Population in major intensity Intensity Population <1000 people 2900 people 18000 people


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