Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 3/8/2018 10:27:26 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 8 Mar 17:53

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 08 Mar 2018 22:27 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: 68.31 KmEvent Date UTC: 08 Mar 2018 22:27Exposed Population: 220000 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 New Ireland (population 90,000). The nearest places are Lamoran (17km), Taron (18km), Sumsum (18km), Kamiang (18km), Burunkum (19km), and 82 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Manga (21km), Silur (26km), Lamassa (44km), Rakanda (53km), Tokua (60km), and 3 more. The nearest ports are Kokopo Roadstead (70km), Rabaul (85km), Namatanai (90km), and Tanga Island (98km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 91000 people 5 50 km 10000 people 1 20 km 2300 people 1 10 km <1000 people 0


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