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M 4.9 in Indonesia on 31 Dec 2016 15:01 UTC
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This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
  • Depth: 55.63 Km
  • Event Date: 31 Dec 2016 15:01 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 672214 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 31 Dec 2016 17:01 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10007nwc (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 458 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Sime Darby Teaching Indonesian Villagers Sustainable Farming Practices To Avert Forest Fires
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:16:00 +0100   bernama (en)

PT Minamas plantation operations head Raslin Azmi Hasan RIAU, Jan 4 (Bernama) -- The severe transboundary haze that engulfed Malaysia and other neighbouring countries over several months in 2015 did not, fortunately, recur last year and this may be attributed to more awareness on sustainable farming....

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Moderate quake hits north of Halmahera, Indonesia
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 17:32:00 +0100   themalaymailonline (en)

The Meteorology Department in a statement said the epicentre of the quake was 218 kilometres southeast of Talaud Island, Indonesia and 1,113 kilometres southeast of Semporna, Sabah. — AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 1 — A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit the north of Halmahera, Indonesia, at 10.

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Strong Quake Shakes Indonesia
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:19:00 +0100   laht (en)

WASHINGTON – A magnitude-6.2 earthquake shook the island of Sumbawa in eastern Indonesia on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred at 2230 GMT at a depth of 72 kilometers (45 miles) with its epicenter 33 km (21 miles) to the south of Tolotangga town,....

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