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M 5.1 in Papua New Guinea on 16 Apr 2018 06:09 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.1M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 16 Apr 2018 06:09 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 520000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 16 Apr 2018 06:31 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (PNG)


Known identifiers for this event: us2000e0tv (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 9 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Oil Search Ltd. hurt by Papua New Guinea quake

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:47:00 +0200upi (en)

April 17 (UPI) -- A major earthquake in Papua New Guinea is partly to blame for a 24 percent loss in revenue and a 36 percent loss in production, Oil Search said Tuesday. Oil Search is a partner in a liquefied natural gas facility and oil production in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Highlands Earthquake Snapshot - Aftershocks (as of 14th April 2018)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Papua New Guinea: Highlands Earthquake Snapshot - Aftershocks (as of 14th April 2018) Informing humanitarians worldwide. A service provided by ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996.

Papua New Guinea: PNG Earthquake Response Logistics Situation Update (16 April 2018)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Logistics Operational Updates. Australian Defence Force (ADF) C-130J was available until 15 April. After the departure of ADF C-130J on 16 April, out of the submitted Request for Assistance (RFA), over 70 MT of WFP and IFRC food and non-food items still require air assistance from Port Moresby to Moro and Mt.

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