M 5.5 in Indonesia on 14 Mar 2017 13:13 UTC

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: 5.5M
Depth: 41.23 Km
Lat/Lon: 3.643 , 95.8566
Event Date: 14 Mar 2017 13:13 UTC
Exposed Population: 500000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us100088vy
Inserted at: 14 Mar 2017 15:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 4.8 (IDN)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1160524 0.43 14 Mar 2017 13:13 5.4M, 54.26km N/A 500 thousand 00:19 NEIC
1160541 0.48 14 Mar 2017 13:13 5.5M, 41.23km N/A 500 thousand 01:52 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Indonesia , Special Region of Aceh (population 4,307,539) . The nearest places are Cotme, Meulaboh, Sikandang, and Poelo Rime.

Radius Population
100 km 500000 people
75 km 180000 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Aceh Indonesia 4.3 million people
Sumatera Utara Indonesia 9.3 million people
Andaman and Nicobar Islands India 290000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Cotme Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 62 km
Meulaboh Aceh Indonesia Village5 34000 people 63 km
Sikandang Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 63 km
Poelo Rime Aceh Indonesia Village6 - 69 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
Padang Panjang 3 0 62 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Meulaboh IDMEQ Indonesia 63 km

More information

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