Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:33.23km) in Papua New Guinea at 8/12/2017 12:46:17 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 12 Aug 09:18

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Papua New Guinea



Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).
Summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:33.23km12 Aug 2017 12:46:17 UTCAbout 12305 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 Characteristics Magnitude: 4.8 MDepth: 33.23 km (deep)Source: NEIC Location (latitude/longitude): -2.792, 153.4377Time (UTC): 12 Aug 2017 12:46:17Time (ECT): 12 Aug 2017 14:46:17 Earthquake 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 92km. The nearest places are Sasa (67km), Sungkin (68km), and Tiriwan (69km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Boang (65km), and Londolovit (94km). The nearest ports are Tanga Island (80km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 2000 people 0 50 km no people 0 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0

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