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.
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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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