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 5.3M, Depth:34.86km12 Aug 2017 18:09:35 UTC220790 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: 5.3 MDepth: 34.86 km (deep)Source: NEIC Location (latitude/longitude): -4.2242, 152.9277Time (UTC): 12 Aug 2017 18:09:35Time (ECT): 12 Aug 2017 20:09:35 Earthquake Impact Details
The earthquake happened inPapua New Guinea, Province of New Ireland (population 90,000). The nearest places are Sumsum (11km), Manga Mission (12km), Burunkum (14km), Weilo (15km), Muliama (17km), and 79 more.
The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.
For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Manga (12km), Silur (36km), Rakanda (51km), Lamassa (55km), Tokua (62km), and 3 more. The nearest ports are Kokopo Roadstead (72km), Namatanai (82km), Rabaul (85km), and Tanga Island (88km).
The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.
The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 84000 people 4 50 km 16000 people 2 20 km 3100 people 2 10 km <1000 people 1
While we try everything to ensure accuracy, this information is purely indicative and should not be used for any decision making without alternate sources of information. The JRC is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information presented on this website. Please refer to the GDACS website for subscribing or unsubscribing from the earthquake alert email or SMS service.Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission Email created automatically at 12 Aug 2017 18:31 UTC. Reproduction authorised provided the source is acknowledged.
©European Commission 2004-2012