M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 08 Oct 2020 15:58 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: 5.8M
Depth: 30 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.9004 , 150.8349
Event Date: 08 Oct 2020 15:58 UTC
09 Oct 2020 01:58 Local
Exposed Population: About 9000 people in MMI>=V
150000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000c6si
Inserted at: 09 Oct 2020 16:47 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
us6000c6si 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
1336825 0 08 Oct 2020 15:58 5.5M, 59.34km 4.18 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:22 NEIC
1336827 0 08 Oct 2020 15:58 5.8M, 24.8km 5.86 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 1d 00:05 NEIC
1336976 0 08 Oct 2020 15:58 5.8M, 30km 5.53 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 1d 00:49 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 East New Britain (population 170,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
8300 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1336825 -5.918/150.881 5.5 59.3 4.177 08 Oct 2020 16:21 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1336827 -5.939/150.847 5.8 24.8 5.857 08 Oct 2020 16:57 00:58 (new episode)
3 0 1336827 -5.939/150.847 5.8 24.8 5.857 08 Oct 2020 18:01 02:02 (upd of #2)
4 0 1336827 -5.939/150.847 5.8 24.8 5.857 09 Oct 2020 16:03 1d 00:05 (upd of #3)
5 0 1336976 -5.9/150.835 5.8 30.0 5.526 09 Oct 2020 16:47 1d 00:49 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 7700 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea <1000 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 2600 people
West New Britain Papua New Guinea 10000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Yamalong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 3 km
Simi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Burowei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Welu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Wowonga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 14 km
Pita East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 14 km
Tavalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 14 km
Tumula East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Kanunu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Lopun West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Mandria East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Makmak East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Waipo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Kenminings East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Meleton East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Ulutu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Matawan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Leli East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Uvol East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Ainbul West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Haulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Pulpulo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Amio West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Punum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Maso East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Meninga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Sampantabil West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Umoa West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Raulili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Peping East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Bereme West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Moralona East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Gnalala East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Paraga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Babata West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Kinsena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Auuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Movasi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Talalo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Roko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Bagela West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Lugei East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Mapuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Pelin East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Malmalu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Woipuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Maihuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Yauyau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Kaiko West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Lomeletepena East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Melei West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Mulusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Fulleborn West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Kaitoto East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Uasilau West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Meingi East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Ubai West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Silanga West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Salelubu Agricultural Station West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Tu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Lavege West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 40 km
Sisimi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Gusi West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Walo West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Lasibu West New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km

see full list


Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Fulleborn FUB unknown 0

More information

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