M 5.9 in Indonesia on 12 Jan 2021 18:17 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: 5.9M
Depth: 27.59 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.0668 , 136.8556
Event Date: 12 Jan 2021 18:17 UTC
13 Jan 2021 03:17 Local
Exposed Population: About 200 people in MMI>=VI
160000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000d7tq
Inserted at: 13 Jan 2021 15:15 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d7tq Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -1.73  
  C2 shakemap 0.79  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.96  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1352604 0 12 Jan 2021 18:17 5.9M, 10km 6.53 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:20 NEIC
1352744 0 12 Jan 2021 18:17 5.9M, 27.59km 5.45 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 20:58 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 Indonesia ,of Irian Jaya (population 1,752,571) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
4300 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1352604 -3.148/136.858 5.9 10.0 6.533 12 Jan 2021 18:41 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1352604 -3.148/136.858 5.9 10.0 6.533 12 Jan 2021 19:33 01:16 (upd of #1)
3 0 1352604 -3.148/136.858 5.9 10.0 6.533 12 Jan 2021 20:22 02:05 (upd of #2)
4 0 1352744 -3.067/136.856 5.9 27.6 5.712 13 Jan 2021 15:17 21:00 (new episode)
5 0 1352744 -3.067/136.856 5.9 27.6 5.447 13 Jan 2021 18:23 1d 00:06 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Irian Jaya Indonesia 4400 people
Irian Jaya Indonesia 4100 people


Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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