Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 3/14/2018 11:27:33 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 14 Mar 07:56

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 14 Mar 2018 11:27 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: M4.8Depth: 10 KmEvent Date UTC: 14 Mar 2018 11:27Exposed Population: 990000 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 Inu (2km), Wasemi (4km), Tugiri (7km), Yo'obo (8km), Kese (13km), and 157 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Moro (5km), Nipa (25km), Kar (25km), Pimaga (29km), Margarima (35km), and 15 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 610000 people 34 50 km 210000 people 27 20 km 28000 people 22 10 km 10000 people 32


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