Green alert: earthquake M 4.6 in Papua New Guinea on 3/13/2018 1:03:02 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 13 Mar 10:26

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.6 in Papua New Guinea on 13 Mar 2018 13:03 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: M4.6Depth: 17.18 KmEvent Date UTC: 13 Mar 2018 13:03Exposed Population: 730000 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 Fogoma'iu (7km), Wammai-Iu (12km), Sesani (13km), Otoma (14km), Wasu (18km), and 104 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Moro (22km), Nipa (48km), Kar (53km), Pimaga (55km), Margarima (57km), and 14 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 400000 people 22 50 km 97000 people 12 20 km 13000 people 10 10 km 4000 people 12


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