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M 4.8 in Papua New Guinea on 11 Aug 2018 01:01 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: 4.8M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 11 Aug 2018 01:01 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 20000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 11 Aug 2018 01:23 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (PNG)


Known identifiers for this event: us1000g6q1 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Highlands Earthquake Dashboard (as of 13 August 2018)

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:18:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

KEY FIGURES 544K people affected; 270K people targeted; 5 provinces targeted; $62M funding required. SITUATION OVERVIEW. On 26 February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea (PNG), affecting an estimated 544,000 people in five provinces - Enga, Gulf, Hela,....


Sat, 11 Aug 2018 14:50:00 +0200pidp (en)

SUVA, Fiji Islands (November 17, 2000 - Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation/Fiji's Daily Post/Radio Australia/PINA Nius Online)---Aftershocks have continued in Papua New Guinea after two earthquakes which caused a tsunami alert in other parts of the region last night.

Papua New Guinea travel advice

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:13:00 +0200gov-uk (en)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Hela and Southern Highlands provinces following significantly increased levels of tribal fighting and the declaration of states of emergency by the Papua New Guinea government.

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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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