Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 12/7/2017 2:50:44 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 6 Dec 22:16

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 07 Dec 2017 02:50 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: M4.9Depth: 174.2 KmEvent Date UTC: 07 Dec 2017 02:50Exposed Population: About 54000 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 West New Britain (population 130,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 1km. The nearest places are Mareka (4km), Natamu (4km), Namaramanga (5km), Bambak (6km), Silimate (6km), and 54 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Cape Gloucester Gloucester (16km), Lablab (59km), Satwag (83km), Bali (90km), and Linga Linga (94km). The nearest ports are Gilau (51km), and Arawe Harbour (91km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 33000 people 1 50 km 18000 people 2 20 km 5000 people 4 10 km 1300 people 4


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