Jun 6, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:71.26km) in Papua New Guinea at 6/6/2017 7:22:59 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:71.26km
  • 06 Jun 2017 07:22:59 UTC
  • 287546 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.

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 71.26 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -6.2705, 147.7031
  • Time (UTC): 06 Jun 2017 07:22:59
  • Time (ECT): 06 Jun 2017 09:22:59

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPapua New Guinea, Province of Morobe (population 390,000). The nearest places are Walinga (0km), Wandokai (3km), Zoroge (7km), Hudewa (7km), Zongafifi (8km), and 132 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Mindik (11km), Masa (11km), Konge (15km), Siwea (17km), Sialum (22km), and 15 more. The nearest ports are Finschhaven (34km), Dreger Harbor (43km), and Lae (95km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 100000 people 6
50 km 73000 people 9
20 km 19000 people 15
10 km 3200 people 10

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