M 4.9 in Papua New Guinea on 18 Dec 2016 00:43 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 1101169
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: Km
Lat/Lon: -6.0651 , 153.9551
Event Date: 18 Dec 2016 00:43 UTC
18 Dec 2016 10:43 Local
Exposed Population:
About 5262 people within 100km
Inserted at: 18 Dec 2016 01:04 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000823g Scaled population (vector) n.a  
  C1 earthquake n.a  
  C2 earthquake n.a  
  Country Vulnerability n.a  
  INFORM_normalised n.a  
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Latest media headlines

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Oli 2004. aasta 26. detsembri hommik. “Tollal ei teadnud keegi, mis juhtus. Meil polnud varem tsunamit olnud,” ütles Phuketi saare Karoni ranna Golden Sandi hotelli töötaja Nangnoi Buakaw Maalehele. Viimati oli hiidlaine Taid tabanud 116 aa
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PNG Authority Confirms Minimal Damage After QuakeWed, 21 Dec 2016 23:20:00 +0100.

Difficult getting efficient communications with the provincial disaster co-ordinator in New Ireland. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, December 23, 2016) – Papua New Guinea's National Disaster Management Office has c
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (41), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),