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M 5.5 in Indonesia on 14 Mar 2017 13:13 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 41.23 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC us100088vy
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 3.643, 95.8566
  • Time (UTC): 14 Mar 2017 13:13:38
  • Time (ECT): 14 Mar 2017 14:13:38

Event time line

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Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1160541 3.643/95.8566 5.5 41.23 0 14 Mar 2017 13:13 14 Mar 2017 15:07 01:53
2 0 1160541 3.643/95.8566 5.5 41.23 0 14 Mar 2017 13:13 14 Mar 2017 15:16 02:02 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Indonesia ,of Aceh (population 4,307,539) .

The alertlevel for this event is Green


Population in major intensity
Intensity Population

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Aceh Indonesia 370000 people

Affected Places

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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

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Padang Panjang 3 0

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Meulaboh IDMEQ Indonesia

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