M 4.9 in Indonesia on 19 May 2017 11:44 UTC

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2017-09-27 17:44

WOPQ40 EJRC 191209
EARTHQUAKE ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* GREEN EARTHQUAKE ALERT IN INDONESIA *
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SUMMARY

ON 19 MAY 2017 11:44:04 UTC (ABOUT 19 MAY 2017 20:11:43 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 4.9 OCCURRED IN THE MODERATELY POPULATED REGION OF MALUKU IN INDONESIA. GARUNGGARUNG THE NEAREST POPULATED PLACES ARE: GARUNGGARUNG (52.5 KM). THE CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT IS: LABUHA (85.1 KM).


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: NEIC
- MAGNITUDE: 4.9 M
- DEPTH: 38.46 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): -1.1281 | 126.9126
- COUNTRY: INDONESIA
- PROVINCE:
- REGION: SOUTHERN MOLUCCA SEA
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 19 MAY 2017 11:44:04 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 19 MAY 2017 20:11:43



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POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: LABUHA (85.1 KM)
- PORTS: LABUHA (81.1 KM), LAIWUI (83.1 KM)

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH MEDIUM VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A UNKNOWN HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: FRI, 19 MAY 2017 11:44:04 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 MAY 2017 13:44:04
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 MAY 2017 05:44:04
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 MAY 2017 02:44:04
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 MAY 2017 18:44:04

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 19 MAY 2017 12:09:42 (25 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1168351

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG
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POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 145619 19
175 127585 16
150 104139 13
125 68980 9
100 58014 7
75 13334 2
50 5 0
20 0 0
10 0 0
5 0 0
2 0 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 0 PEOPLE/KM2.
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THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 19 MAY 2017 20:11:43 LOCAL TIME. 19 MAY 2017 20:11:43

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
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RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
INDONESIA HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 962 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE LOW LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF LOW RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES INDONESIA A MEDIUM VULNERABILITY.
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SECONDARY EFFECTS
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PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


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