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M 4.5 in Indonesia on 30 Jan 2017 22:25 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
  • Depth: 44.78 Km
  • Event Date: 30 Jan 2017 22:25 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 30 Jan 2017 23:37 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10007wb8 (neicid)

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Articles: 279 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Exploring Sumatra, land of the orangutans Indonesia is a popular travel destination. Holiday paradise Bali alone attracts some four million tourists every year. However, only few venture to Sumatra, the world's sixth biggest island.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:17:00 +0100   deutschewelle-en (en)

Our little group led by knowledgeable guides makes its way into the muggy and humid rainforest. Just a quarter of an hour later, at the entrance to the park, we make our first sighting: a female orangutan is sitting comfortably in one of the high trees, languidly watching some tourists who are competing to take the ultimate picture.

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New Indonesia tsunami network could add crucial minutes
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:56:00 +0100   zazoom (it)

(Di martedì 31 gennaio 2017) Indonesia 's tsunami detection system, made up of seafloor sensors that communicate with transmitting buoys on the surface, has been rendered useless by vandals and lack of funding. Live Video Breaking News Segui gli aggiornamenti dei fatti più importanti dal mondo.

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New Indonesia tsunami network could add crucial minutes
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:31:00 +0100   mailonsunday (en)

But with $3 million of funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, a prototype network of undersea sensors has been deployed between Padang and the Mentawai islands. Buoys are not needed because the undersea seismometers and pressure sensors send data-laden sound waves to the warm surface waters.

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