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M 5.3 in Indonesia on 21 Apr 2017 04:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.3 M
  • Depth: 27.15 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us10008jfy
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -2.1425, 99.6746
  • Time (UTC): 21 Apr 2017 04:00:29
  • Time (ECT): 21 Apr 2017 06:00:29

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1164738 0

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1164738
1 realtime 2017-04-21 06:21:10 40 thousand 0
  Earthquake 182633
0 realtime 2017-04-21 06:21:10 40 thousand 10 thousand 0
21 Apr 2017 04:00 5.3M, 27.15km N/A 40 thousand 00:20 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details


Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 39000 people
75 km 21000 people
50 km 15000 people
20 km 10000 people
10 km 3500 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

The earthquake happened in Indonesia , Province of Sumatera Barat (population 4,301,938) . The nearest places are Patdarai, Maileppet, Siberimanua, Sigoisooinan, Gigitji, Taigebgem, Beriolou, Kaliet, Katiet, Pasapuat, and Sabatti.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sumatera Barat Indonesia 4.3 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Patdarai Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 6 km
Maileppet Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 10 km
Siberimanua Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 11 km
Sigoisooinan Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 12 km
Gigitji Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 15 km
Taigebgem Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 16 km
Beriolou Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 19 km
Kaliet Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 25 km
Katiet Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 29 km
Pasapuat Bengkulu Indonesia Village5 - 57 km
Simagandjo Bengkulu Indonesia Village5 - 64 km
Sabatti Sumatera Barat Indonesia Village5 - 69 km

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
Sipora Rokot RKO unknown 0 10 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
North Pagai Island Indonesia 88 km

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