M 5.8 in Papua New Guinea on 28 Jul 2022 18:28 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: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -7.0558 , 146.7531
Event Date: 28 Jul 2022 18:28 UTC
29 Jul 2022 04:28 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI VII
Few people affected (in MMI>=VII)
Source: NEIC us6000i693
Inserted at: 28 Jul 2022 18:44 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0.2
us6000i693 Scaled population (raster) 1.41  
  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
1455520 0.2 28 Jul 2022 18:28 5.8M, 10km 6.89 333 (in MMI>=VII) 00:16 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 Morobe (population 390,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people
40000 people
230000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1455520 -7.056/146.753 5.8 10.0 6.706 28 Jul 2022 18:46 00:18 (new episode)
2 0 1455520 -7.056/146.753 5.8 10.0 6.706 28 Jul 2022 18:54 00:25 (upd of #1)
3 0 1455520 -7.032/146.744 5.8 10.0 6.73 28 Jul 2022 19:03 00:34 (upd of #2)
4 0.2 1455520 -7.032/146.744 5.8 10.0 6.901 28 Jul 2022 20:33 02:04 (upd of #3)
5 0.2 1455520 -7.032/146.744 5.8 10.0 6.899 29 Jul 2022 01:09 06:40 (upd of #4)
6 0.2 1455520 -7.032/146.744 5.8 10.0 6.892 29 Jul 2022 18:40 1d 00:11 (upd of #5)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Morobe Papua New Guinea no people
Morobe Papua New Guinea 53000 people
Morobe Papua New Guinea 220000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Yasingli Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 6 km
Katumani Hamlet Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 7 km
Bobadu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 9 km
Pilimung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 10 km
Kwasang 2 Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Manga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Sangas Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 11 km
Yemli Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Bulowat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 13 km
Dengalu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Baiune Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Drong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Dahu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 15 km
Siyugei Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Selebop Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 16 km
Bangalum Bridge Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Chimbulok Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Mapos No.1 Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Wain Camp Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Mumeng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Bangalum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 17 km
Sunshine Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Biaboli Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Bulantim Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 18 km
Hote Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Sambio Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Patep Number 1 Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 19 km
Pelenkwa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Malangata Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Dauong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Bulolo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village 16000 people 21 km
Mumengtein Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 20 km
Old Bangalum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Latep Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 21 km
Bogasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 22 km
Guado Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Patep Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 25 km
Galawo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Malolo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Black Cat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 26 km
Buakap Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Bundun Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 27 km
Kobiak Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Asim Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 28 km
Kamiaturn Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 29 km
Namie Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Yauwipu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Omala Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Nauti Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 30 km
Timini Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 31 km
Wau Morobe Papua New Guinea Village 14000 people 31 km
Dambi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Salamaua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Mainyanda Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 32 km
Logui Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Waipali Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 33 km
Buiambum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 34 km
Boisi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Edie Creek Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 35 km
Kwembu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Kaisenik Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Wampit Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 36 km
Gabensis Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Totomea Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Vokua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 37 km
Sapanda Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 38 km
Labu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 39 km
Marilinan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Mari Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Lae Morobe Papua New Guinea City 76000 people 45 km
Omili Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Yanga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Gabamatsung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Malahang Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Wuruf Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 52 km
Gabmatzung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Nadzab Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Chivasing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village - 55 km

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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)
Zenag ZEN unknown 0
Bulolo BUL 668 0
Wagau WGU unknown 0
Wau WUG unknown 0
Nadzab LAE 70 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Salamaua PGSMU Papua New Guinea
Lae PGLAE Papua New Guinea

More information

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