Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:10km) in Papua New Guinea at 8/13/2017 1:12:28 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 12 Aug 2017

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).

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

Earthquake Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:10km13 Aug 2017 01:12:28 UTCNo people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Characteristics Magnitude: 4.9 MDepth: 10 km (very shallow)Source: NEIC Location (latitude/longitude): -5.7907, 153.5873Time (UTC): 13 Aug 2017 01:12:28Time (ECT): 13 Aug 2017 03:12:28 Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Papua New Guinea, Province of Northern Solomons (population 130,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 120km.

The distance to the nearest coast is

The earthquake occurred more than 100km from land and is unlikely to affect vulnerable infrastructure directly.

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

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


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