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M 5.5 in Indonesia on 06 Dec 2017 16:06 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 43.31 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000bms0
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -0.6889, 123.7047
  • Time (UTC): 06 Dec 2017 16:06:58
  • Time (ECT): 06 Dec 2017 17:06:58
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (IDN)

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
1190219 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 1190219
0.01 realtime 2017-12-06 17:25:24 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 207455
0 realtime 2017-12-06 17:25:24 170 thousand No people affected 0
  Shakemap 2
0.01 realtime 2017-12-06 19:10:52 No people affected No people affected 0
06 Dec 2017 16:06 5.5M, 43.31km 4.02 170 thousand 00:18 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details


Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 160000 people
75 km 66000 people
50 km 14000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

The earthquake happened in Indonesia , Province of Sulawesi Tengah (population 1,832,441) . The nearest places are Teku, Pangkalaseang, Talima, Dolom, Maliku, Boras, Ballo, Sabol, Padang, and Waran.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia 1.8 million people
Sulawesi Utara Indonesia 2.6 million people
Maluku Indonesia 1.9 million people
Sulawesi Selatan Indonesia 7.2 million people
Sulawesi Tenggara Indonesia 1.4 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Teku Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 31 km
Pangkalaseang Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 35 km
Talima Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 45 km
Dolom Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 49 km
Maliku Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village6 - 52 km
Boras Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 52 km
Ballo Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 59 km
Sabol Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 61 km
Padang Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 63 km
Waran Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 66 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Lamobuang Indonesia 81 km
Poh Indonesia 96 km

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