Nov 20, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:10km) in Papua New Guinea at 11/20/2016 2:04:27 AM

Green Earthquake in Papua New Guinea

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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 4.6M, Depth:10km
  • 20 Nov 2016 02:04:27 UTC
  • Few people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -3.2379, 146.4274
  • Time (UTC): 20 Nov 2016 02:04:27
  • Time (ECT): 20 Nov 2016 03:04:27

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Papua New Guinea, Province of Manus (population 33,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 111km.

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 <1000 people 0
50 km <1000 people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0

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