M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 09 Oct 2021 20:01 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1289353
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: Less then 100 people in MMI V
120 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 18 Oct 2021 15:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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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  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 264 | About casualties: 34 | Last hour: 0

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Experts in India have called for proper planning and monitoring during infrastructure development in the Indian Himalayan Region to prevent disasters. Speaking to Anadolu Agency in conjunction with the International Day for Disaster Risk Re
Pakistan poised to benefit Denmark’s experience in waste-to-energy: Am ... 2021-10-13T15:19+0200.

ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 (APP): Climate Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Tomas Anker Christensen on Wednesday expressed interest to learn from Pakistan’s various green initiatives launched under the Prime Minister Imran Kha
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ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Oct, 2021 ) :Climate Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Tomas Anker Christensen on Wednesday expressed interest to learn "The exchange of views focused on bilateral c

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),