M 5.8 in Indonesia on 14 Sep 2018 15:50 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 38.45 Km
Lat/Lon: -2.709 , 138.7776
Event Date: 14 Sep 2018 15:50 UTC
Exposed Population: 200000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000hep2
Inserted at: 14 Sep 2018 19:16 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 4.8 (Indonesia)

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
1228300 0.01 14 Sep 2018 15:50 5.9M, 32.6km 4.94 200 thousand 00:20 NEIC
1228312 0.01 14 Sep 2018 15:50 5.8M, 38.45km 5.08 200 thousand 03:25 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Indonesia , Province of Irian Jaya (population 1,752,571) . The nearest places are Sragafareh, Beggensabah, Aboemaneh, Dobo, Gereng, Djowono, Bufareh, Dabra, Sanintah, Konotikero, and Meterke.

Radius Population
100 km 200000 people
75 km 83000 people
50 km 48000 people
20 km 8100 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Irian Jaya Indonesia 1.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Sragafareh Papua Indonesia Village5 - 33 km
Beggensabah Papua Indonesia Village5 - 34 km
Aboemaneh Papua Indonesia Village5 - 40 km
Dobo Papua Indonesia Village5 - 43 km
Gereng Papua Indonesia Village5 - 48 km
Djowono Papua Indonesia Village5 - 49 km
Bufareh Papua Indonesia Village5 - 51 km
Dabra Papua Indonesia Village6 - 52 km
Sanintah Papua Indonesia Village5 - 54 km
Konotikero Papua Indonesia Village5 - 56 km
Safrontani Papua Indonesia Village5 - 59 km
Itik Papua Indonesia Village5 - 60 km
Oedjan Papua Indonesia Village5 - 62 km
Sewan Papua Indonesia Village5 - 65 km
Meterke Papua Indonesia Village6 - 67 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Sarmi ZRM unknown 0 91 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Ansudu Indonesia 90 km

More information

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