M 5.5 in Indonesia on 08 Feb 2020 06:36 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1205693
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -2.8666 , 129.9255
Event Date: 08 Feb 2020 06:36 UTC
08 Feb 2020 15:36 Local
Exposed Population: About 11000 people in MMI VI
220000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 09 Feb 2020 06:45 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.8 (Indonesia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70007lf3 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -1.73  
  C2 shakemap 0.79  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.96  
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Indonesia - Earthquake (ECHO 10 Feb 2020)Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:08

  • An earthquake of 5.5 M at a depth of 10 km struck off the northern coast of Maluku Island on 8 February at 6.36 UTC (15.36 local time). The epicentre was offshore, approximately 6 km off the north-eastern coast of Central Maluku Regency.
  • According to Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), no tsunami warning was issued. Several aftershocks, including one of 4.9 M  also struck the area. Up to 9,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reports, as of 10 February, five affected families and five damaged houses in Central Maluku Regency. 
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Australian wranglers travel to Indonesia to save crocodile that has a ... Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:03:00 +0100.

'Now it is all systems go,' he told Today. 'Fingers crossed that there might be a crocodile with a tyre in its neck in the trap when the sun comes up this morning.' Mr Wright said the crocodile is different to catching the reptiles in Austr
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Indonesia: Indonesia - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, BNPB, BMKG, media) (EC ... Mon, 10 Feb 2020 13:28:00 +0100.

An earthquake of 5.5 M at a depth of 10 km struck off the northern coast of Maluku Island on 8 February at 6.36 UTC (15.36 local time). The epicentre was offshore, approximately 6 km off the north-eastern coast of Central Maluku Regency. Ac
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El "27F" desde la ciencia: Los efectos geológicos, biológicos y oceano ... Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:39:00 +0100.

Cambio en el eje de la Tierra. Geofísicos de la Administración Nacional de la Aeronáutica y del Espacio ( NASA ) calcularon —en sólo días— que el megaterremoto podía haber movido el eje de la Tierra en 8 centímetros . Una noticia que daba v
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Contest to free crocodile from tyre stuck around its neck is scrappedFri, 07 Feb 2020 03:19:00 +0100.

has cancelled its death-defying contest to remove a motorbike tyre from a 13ft crocodile's neck after the competition was unable to attract any applicants. Authorities in Palu in Central Sulawesi, were unable to find a would-be crocodile wr
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),