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Mw 5.5 Earthquake, Green alert in Indonesia on 14 Mar 2017 13:13 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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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.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:41.23km
  • on 14 Mar 2017 13:13 UTC
  • 502797 people within 100km
  • inserted at 14 Mar 2017 15:06:23

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 41.23 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC us100088vy
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 3.643, 95.8566
  • Time (UTC): 14 Mar 2017 13:13:38
  • Time (ECT): 14 Mar 2017 14:13:38

Earthquake impact details

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

Population

Population near epicenter
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

See complete 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

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

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
 
 
Episode 1160524
1 realtime 2017-03-14 14:33:20 500 thousand No people affected 1.62 0
  Earthquake 178446
0.43 realtime 2017-03-14 14:33:20 500 thousand No people affected 1.62 0
 
Episode 1160541
1 realtime 2017-03-14 16:06:12 500 thousand No people affected 1.62 0
  Earthquake 178463
0.48 realtime 2017-03-14 16:06:12 500 thousand No people affected 1.62 0
 
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IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1160524

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1160524
1 realtime 2017-03-14 14:33:20 500 thousand 1.62 0
  Earthquake 178446
0.43 realtime 2017-03-14 14:33:20 500 thousand No people affected 1.62 0
Close
14 Mar 2017 13:13 5.4M, 54.26km N/A 500 thousand 00:19 NEIC NEIC
1160541

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1160541
1 realtime 2017-03-14 16:06:12 500 thousand 1.62 0
  Earthquake 178463
0.48 realtime 2017-03-14 16:06:12 500 thousand No people affected 1.62 0
Close
14 Mar 2017 13:13 5.5M, 41.23km N/A 500 thousand 01:52 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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