M 5.5 in Indonesia on 14 Mar 2017 13:13 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: 5.5M
Depth: 41.23 Km
Lat/Lon: 3.643 , 95.8566
Event Date: 14 Mar 2017 13:13 UTC
Exposed Population: 500000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us100088vy
Inserted at: 14 Mar 2017 15:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 4.8 (IDN)

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Indonesia ,of Aceh (population 4,307,539) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1160541 3.643/95.857 5.5 41.23 0 14 Mar 2017 15:07 01:53 (new episode)
2 0 1160541 3.643/95.857 5.5 41.23 0 14 Mar 2017 15:16 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Aceh Indonesia 370000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Meulaboh Aceh Indonesia Village5 34000 people 62 km
Cotme Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 62 km
Sikandang Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 64 km
Meuneumbo Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 72 km
Peureumeue Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 72 km
Suak Keumude Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 75 km
Aluebata Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 76 km
Kulu Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 80 km
Lame Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 81 km
Kuala Bhee Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 84 km
Oeteuenpoelo Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 86 km
Pangdili Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 86 km
Sukaramai Aceh Indonesia Village5 - 86 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Padang Panjang 3 0


Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Meulaboh IDMEQ Indonesia

More information

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