Jun 13, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:73.55km) in Papua New Guinea at 6/12/2017 10:25:39 PM

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 4.6M, Depth:73.55km
  • 12 Jun 2017 22:25:39 UTC
  • 984978 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 73.55 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -6.4055, 145.7575
  • Time (UTC): 12 Jun 2017 22:25:39
  • Time (ECT): 13 Jun 2017 00:25:39

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPapua New Guinea, Province of Eastern Highlands (population 300,000). The nearest places are Sainapa (3km), Onteru (5km), Banaranda (5km), Apinega (5km), Uteia (6km), and 242 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Aiyura (17km), Arona (28km), Wonenara (45km), Gusap (45km), Imane (48km), and 26 more. There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 680000 people 38
50 km 430000 people 55
20 km 130000 people 104
10 km 23000 people 74



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