M 6.3 in Papua New Guinea on 08 Oct 2020 07:35 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 6.3M
Depth: 103.49 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.114 , 146.1686
Event Date: 08 Oct 2020 07:35 UTC
08 Oct 2020 17:35 Local
Exposed Population: About 13000 people in MMI VI
820000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000c6mu
Inserted at: 09 Oct 2020 07:41 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000c6mu Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1336755 1.2 08 Oct 2020 07:35 6.7M, 115.5km N/A 810 thousand (in 100km) 00:08 PTWC
1336757 1.2 08 Oct 2020 07:35 6.7M, 116km N/A 780 thousand (in 100km) 00:11 NTWC
1336761 0 08 Oct 2020 07:35 6.3M, 103.49km 5.52 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 1d 00:06 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 ,of Morobe (population 390,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
13000 people
750000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1336761 -6.114/146.169 6.3 103.5 5.353 08 Oct 2020 07:59 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1336761 -6.114/146.169 6.3 103.5 5.357 08 Oct 2020 08:42 01:06 (upd of #1)
3 0 1336761 -6.114/146.169 6.3 103.5 5.525 08 Oct 2020 09:39 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 0 1336761 -6.114/146.169 6.3 103.5 5.525 08 Oct 2020 22:38 15:03 (upd of #3)
5 0 1336761 -6.114/146.169 6.3 103.5 5.525 09 Oct 2020 07:41 1d 00:06 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Morobe Papua New Guinea 4100 people


Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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