M 5.4 in Papua New Guinea from 09 Oct 2021 20:01 UTC to 20:01
EQ parameters
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: 5.4M
Depth: 62.74 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.6041 , 152.9566
Event Date: 09 Oct 2021 20:01 UTC
10 Oct 2021 06:01 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
180 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us6000ftd2
Inserted at: 18 Oct 2021 18:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000ftd2 Scaled population (raster) 4.79  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1401212 0 09 Oct 2021 20:01 5.4M, 62.74km 4.54 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 8d 22:01 NEIC
1401215 0 09 Oct 2021 20:01 5.5M, 52.86km 4.67 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 8d 19:38 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 , Province of New Ireland (population 90,000) . The nearest places are Matkumlagir, Maliom, Natar, Ulam, Pukenmi, Beriota, Silur Mission, Kambilal, Kumparum, Bakop, and Kabagap.

Radius Population
100 km 180000 people
75 km 38000 people
50 km 6400 people
20 km 2300 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 90000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Matkumlagir New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Maliom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Natar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Ulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Pukenmi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Beriota New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 12 km
Silur Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 12 km
Kambilal New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 12 km
Kumparum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 14 km
Bakop New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Taron New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Matatai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Lamoran New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 23 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 24 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Kabaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Lenai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Mimias New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Kamiang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Nasko New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Lakas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Kapsikau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Kapasaliao New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Kait New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Kig New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Danfu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 41 km
Watpi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Burunkum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Sumsum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Semalu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Manga Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Weilo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km
Muliama New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Siaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Waragawsali New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Warangansau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Hitung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 64 km
Gar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Suralil New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 67 km
Lat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Porabunbun New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Reiven East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Utuan Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Kabiatarai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Kabanga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 70 km
Birar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 70 km
Nabual East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 70 km
Kabagap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Silur SWR unknown 0 13 km
Lamassa LMG unknown 0 24 km
Manga MGP unknown 0 50 km
Tokua 10 0 70 km
Rakanda RAA unknown 0 73 km
Rabaul RAB 4 0 95 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea 80 km
Rabaul PGRAB Papua New Guinea 99 km

More information

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