M 6.4 in Indonesia on 13 Aug 2017 03:08 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.4M
Depth: 35.9 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.7937 , 101.6003
Event Date: 13 Aug 2017 03:08 UTC
Exposed Population: 890000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000a7q2
Inserted at: 13 Aug 2017 03:28 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
1177217 1.14 13 Aug 2017 03:08 6.5M, 54km N/A 1 million 0m (at 00:00) 00:06 GEOFON
1177223 1.05 13 Aug 2017 03:08 6.4M, 35.9km 5.29 900 thousand 00:19 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Indonesia , Province of Bengkulu (population 1,268,316) . The nearest places are Ketaun, Serangai, Penampung, Lais, Seblat, Baru, Lubuktandjung, Pasarseblat, and Pasarkerkap.

Radius Population
100 km 890000 people
75 km 170000 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
Bengkulu Indonesia 1.2 million people
Sumatera Selatan Indonesia 6.6 million people
Jambi Indonesia 2.1 million people
Sumatera Barat Indonesia 4.3 million people
Lampung Indonesia 6.4 million people
Riau Indonesia 3.5 million people
Sumatera Utara Indonesia 9.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ketaun Bengkulu Indonesia Village5 - 53 km
Serangai Bengkulu Indonesia Village5 - 54 km
Penampung Bengkulu Indonesia Village5 - 55 km
Lais Bengkulu Indonesia Village4 - 59 km
Seblat Bengkulu Indonesia Village5 - 62 km
Baru Bengkulu Indonesia Village5 - 63 km
Lubuktandjung Bengkulu Indonesia Village5 - 65 km
Pasarseblat Bengkulu Indonesia Village5 - 65 km
Pasarkerkap Bengkulu Indonesia Village4 - 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
Padangkemiling BKS 15 Civ. Paved No 5900 84 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Bengkulu IDBKS Indonesia 74 km

More information

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