M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 09 Oct 2021 20:01 UTC
Shakemap
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: 5.5M
Depth: 52.86 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.6488 , 153.0318
Event Date: 09 Oct 2021 20:01 UTC
10 Oct 2021 06:01 Local
Exposed Population: 160000 people in MMI>=IV
120 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us6000ftd2
Inserted at: 18 Oct 2021 15:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000ftd2 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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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 ,of New Ireland (population 90,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1401215 -4.604/152.957 5.4 62.7 4.54 09 Oct 2021 20:25 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1401215 -4.649/153.032 5.5 52.9 4.672 09 Oct 2021 21:15 01:14 (upd of #1)
3 0 1401215 -4.649/153.032 5.5 52.9 4.189 09 Oct 2021 22:06 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 0 1401215 -4.649/153.032 5.5 52.9 4.672 10 Oct 2021 20:05 1d 00:03 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
New Ireland Papua New Guinea 9900 people
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 110000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Matkumlagir New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 3 km
Maliom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 4 km
Natar New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 5 km
Ulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 8 km
Pukenmi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Beriota New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Silur Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Kambilal New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Bakop New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Kumparum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Matatai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Taron New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Lambom New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Lamoran New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Lenai New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Mimias New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Lamassa New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Lamassa Hamlets New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Kamiang New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Lambur New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Lakas New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Kabaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Kapsikau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Nasko New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Danfu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Kapasaliao New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Kait New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Burunkum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 47 km
Kig New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Sumsum New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Watpi New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Manga Mission New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 57 km
Semalu New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Weilo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Muliama New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Waragawsali New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 68 km
Siaman New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 69 km
Warangansau New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 70 km
Hitung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 73 km
Porabunbun New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 74 km
Gar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 74 km
Suralil New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 76 km
Lat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 77 km
Reiven East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Utuan Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Kabiatarai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Kabanga East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Birar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Nabual East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 79 km
Kabagap East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 80 km
Kulon East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 80 km
Watwat East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 80 km
Ganai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 80 km
Urai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 80 km
Bilur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Malaguna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Watara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Kumlakor East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Merai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Utuan Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 81 km
Korai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 82 km
Rakanda East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 82 km
Kabakabiui East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 82 km
Tokua East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 82 km
Samo New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 83 km
Kumaina East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 83 km
Rainau East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 84 km
Ili East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 84 km
Taui Number 2 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 84 km
Winagut East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 84 km
Ulaveo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 84 km
Kerawara East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 84 km
Kabapuko East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 84 km
Balada East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Tabulam New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Maren East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Taui Number 1 East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Urakukur East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Marambu East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Kabakaul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Ratavul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 85 km
Livuan East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 86 km
Ramale East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 86 km
Warambif New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 86 km
Kibil East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 87 km
Ukumaina East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 87 km
Waramung New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 88 km
Pakabong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 88 km
Takubar East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 88 km
Huris New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 88 km
Natong New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 89 km
Palipal East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 89 km
Simbum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 89 km
Tabuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 90 km
Nokon New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 90 km
Katakatai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 90 km
Fatkarsan New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 90 km
Kokopo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village 25000 people 90 km
Tanambia New Ireland Papua New Guinea Village - 92 km
Bitalovo East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 92 km

see full list


Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Silur SWR unknown 0
Lamassa LMG unknown 0
Manga MGP unknown 0
Tokua 10 0
Rakanda RAA unknown 0
Malekolon MKN 2 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Kokopo Roadstead Papua New Guinea

More information

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