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Papua New Guinea : Earthquake : 2018/02/26

GLIDE:  EQ-2018-000020-PNG

Duration 2018/02/26
Country or District Papua New Guinea
Name Earthquake
Outline A huge earthquake of magnitude 7.5 severely hit Hela and Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea killing about 100 people at 3:44 a.m. (local time) on 26 February 2018.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Situation Report No.3 (2018/03/17) by Government and UN Country Team in PNG
Dead People: around 100 (50 confirmed)
Injured People: over 300
Affected People: 544,368
Damaged houses: 54,260
Closed health facilities: 32% (Open with buildings damaged: 68%)
All Schools Closed in Hela Province
Situation Report No.2 (2018/03/14) by Government and UN Country Team in PNG
Dead People: around 100 (50 confirmed)
Injured People: over 300
Affected People: 544,368
Damaged or inaccessible health facilities: Many

Related Links

Report/Articles

Situation Report No.3 (2018/03/17) by Government of Papua New Guinea, UN Country Team in Papua New Guinea
Situation Overview of the Affected Areas

Situation Report No.2 (2018/03/14) by Government of Papua New Guinea, UN Country Team in Papua New Guinea
Situation Overview of the Affected Areas

Reuters 2018/03/08
The death toll is now believed to have climbed to more than 100

ECHO Daily Flash 2018/03/07
On 6 March 2018 (14:13 UTC), a strong aftershock with a magnitude of 6.7 occurred at approximately 30 km south-east of the major 7.5 M earthquake of 25 February. According to media, at least 18 people have been killed by the earthquake.

ECHO 2018/02/27
According to media, as of 27 February, at least 30 people have been killed and 300 have been injured

Reuters 2018/02/27
Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands

Geographycal Data Information

UNOCHA 2018/03/08
Papua New Guinea: Earthquake Reference Map

Government of Papua New Guinea, UN Country Team in Papua New Guinea 2018/03/07
Papua New Guinea: 7.5 Earthquake updates (07 March 2017)

ECHO 2018/02/26
Papua New Guinea | 7.5 M Earthquake – DG ECHO Daily Map | 26/02/2018

[ERI Emergency Relief Information]

UNOCHA 2018/03/07
Papua New Guinea: 7.5 Earthquake Coordination Structure (as of 07 March 2018)

Pictures

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Data of the Earthquake (Intensity, Epicenter, Moment Tensor, etc.)