M 4.9 in Indonesia on 19 May 2017 11:44 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: 4.9M
Depth: 38.46 Km
Lat/Lon: -1.1281 , 126.9126
Event Date: 19 May 2017 11:44 UTC
19 May 2017 20:44 Local
Exposed Population: About 58000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008tjb
Inserted at: 19 May 2017 12:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us10008tjb Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1168351 0 19 May 2017 11:44 4.9M, 38.46km N/A 60 thousand 00:25 NEIC
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* 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 Garunggarung, Lele, and Badjo.

Radius Population
100 km 58000 people
75 km 13000 people
50 km <1000 people
20 km no 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
Irian Jaya Indonesia 1.7 million people
Sulawesi Utara Indonesia 2.6 million people
Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia 1.8 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Garunggarung Maluku Utara Indonesia Village5 - 52 km
Lele Maluku Utara Indonesia Village5 - 58 km
Badjo Maluku Utara Indonesia Village5 - 63 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Labuha LAH unknown 0 85 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Labuha IDLAH Indonesia 81 km
Laiwui Indonesia 83 km

More information

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