M 5.5 in Indonesia on 03 Dec 2018 14:00 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 131 Km
Lat/Lon: -7.3565 , 128.7348
Event Date: 03 Dec 2018 14:00 UTC
Exposed Population: About 1000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i16h
Inserted at: 03 Dec 2018 17:11 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000i16h Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -1.73  
  C2 shakemap 0.79  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.96  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1239561 0 03 Dec 2018 14:00 5.4M, 140.54km N/A 3 thousand 00:19 NEIC
1239593 0 03 Dec 2018 14:00 5.5M, 131km 3.61 2 thousand 03:11 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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 Indonesia , Province of Maluku (population 1,991,398) . The nearest places are Kehli, Kenli, Wulur, Bebar, Batumerah, and Layeni.

Radius Population
100 km 1900 people
75 km <1000 people
50 km <1000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Maluku Indonesia 1.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kehli Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 24 km
Kenli Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 25 km
Wulur Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 29 km
Bebar Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 30 km
Batumerah Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 35 km
Layeni Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 62 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Sermata Island Indonesia 93 km

More information

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