M 6 in Papua New Guinea on 11 Jul 2019 17:08 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.0M
Depth: 497.11 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.6553 , 155.2449
Event Date: 11 Jul 2019 17:08 UTC
12 Jul 2019 04:08 Local
Exposed Population:
About 47000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70004icj
Inserted at: 11 Jul 2019 17:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70004icj Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1265298 0 11 Jul 2019 17:08 6M, 497.11km N/A 50 thousand (in 100km) 00:18 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of Northern Solomons (population 130,000) . The nearest places are and Weteili.

Radius Population
100 km 47000 people
75 km <1000 people
50 km <1000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Northern Solomons Papua New Guinea 130000 people
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 170000 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 130000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Weteili Bougainville Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Karoola KXR unknown 0 100 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Queen Carola Harbor Papua New Guinea 95 km

More information

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