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M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 09 Mar 2018 11:06 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
  • Depth: 45.8 Km
  • Event Date: 09 Mar 2018 11:06 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 38000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 09 Mar 2018 11:24 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (PNG)

References

Known identifiers for this event: us1000d23h (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 567 | About casualties: 16 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea Highlands Earthquake Response Team Leader

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:38:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

· Goroka/Mt.Hagen/Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea. · Fixed term, Full time. CARE is a leading international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.

Papua New Guinea: UN supports the Government of Papua New Guinea in its earthquake response efforts

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:17:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Port Moresby, 11 March 2018. Relief supplies are starting to be distributed in earthquake affected areas of Papua New Guinea , with water, food, shelter, medicine and the provision of health services identified as the priority needs. “We are working closely with the Papua New Guinea government to....

Aid reaching cut-off PNG villages devastated after big quake Sydney (AFP) - Aid is finally reaching remote communities cut-off by a major earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea's highlands two weeks ago as the relief chief on Monday described devastating scenes of buried homes and collapsed mountains.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:29:00 +0100yahoo-au (en)

Sydney (AFP) - Aid is finally reaching remote communities cut-off by a major earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea's highlands two weeks ago as the relief chief on Monday described devastating scenes of buried homes and collapsed mountains. Rescue workers have had to grapple with landslides, blocked....

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product. The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product. The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (74), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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