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Green Earthquake alert in Indonesia on 21/04/2012 01:16 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact


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

Updated: this report is based on episode 1.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.6M, Depth:16km
  • on 21/04/2012 01:16 UTC
  • 160000 people within 100km


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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.6 M
  • Depth: 16 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 68 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC usc00098nl
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -1.6032, 134.274
  • Time (UTC): 21/04/2012 01:16:52
  • Time (ECT): 21/04/2012 03:16:52

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Indonesia , Province of Irian Jaya (population 1,752,571) . The maximum altitude nearby is 2939m .


Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 150000 people
75 km 29000 people
50 km 16000 people
20 km 5200 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected provinces

Affected provinces

Country Region/Province Population
Indonesia Irian Jaya 1.7 million people

Affected cities

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Ransiki RSK unknown 11 km
Anggi AGD unknown 50 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Manokwari IDMKW Indonesia 82 km
Kampung Muturi Indonesia 94 km
Modan Indonesia 98 km
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Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Max Height(m)
IDAlert color DateMag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
116343 4/21/2012 1:16:53 AM 6.9M, 33km N/A 40 thousand 0.1m (at 01:46) 00:11 NEICNEIC
116344 4/21/2012 1:16:54 AM 6.6M, 29.8km N/A 160 thousand 0m (at 02:45) 00:18 NEICNEIC
116355 4/21/2012 1:16:52 AM 6.6M, 16km N/A 160 thousand 0.1m (at 01:26) 03:23 NEICNEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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