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M 5.5 in Indonesia on 29 Nov 2017 23:53 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 160.32 km (very deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000bj4z
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -6.7628, 129.7762
  • Time (UTC): 29 Nov 2017 23:53:50
  • Time (ECT): 30 Nov 2017 00:53:50
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()

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
1189440 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1189440
0.01 realtime 2017-11-30 01:12:17 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 206685
0 realtime 2017-11-30 01:12:17 Few people affected No people affected 0
  Shakemap 2
0.01 realtime 2017-11-30 02:57:16 No people affected No people affected 0
29 Nov 2017 23:53 5.5M, 160.32km 3.29 Few people affected 00:18 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details


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

The earthquake happened in Indonesia , Province of Maluku (population 1,991,398) . The nearest places are Rumadai, and Wotai.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Maluku Indonesia 1.9 million people
Timor-Leste Timor-Leste 850000 people
Irian Jaya Indonesia 1.7 million people
Northern Territory Australia 160000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Rumadai Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 29 km
Wotai Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 32 km

Critical infrastructure

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