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M 4.5 in Papua New Guinea on 16 May 2018 16:22 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: 4.5M
  • Depth: 51.41 Km
  • Event Date: 16 May 2018 16:22 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 810000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 16 May 2018 22:11 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (PNG)


Known identifiers for this event: us1000e6gh (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 2 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 (28 April- 14 May 2018)

Fri, 18 May 2018 21:12:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Highlights. • On 4 May, an agreement was signed by the warring tribes in Hela Province, improving the security situation although it remains unpredictable. Humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF, are currently planning for the resumption of relief operations in the Province.

Papua New Guinea: Grant approved for earthquake victims in Papua New Guinea

Wed, 16 May 2018 09:05:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $3.207 million to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, China (ADRA China) for providing relief to earthquake victims in Papua New Guinea.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (70), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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