M 4.9 in Indonesia on 27 Jun 2017 14:55 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 4.9M
Depth: 74.38 Km
Lat/Lon: 1.4304 , 126.824
Event Date: 27 Jun 2017 14:55 UTC
Exposed Population: 410000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us20009pvs
Inserted at: 27 Jun 2017 15:14 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC -0.9 -0.9
us20009pvs Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1172081 -0.9 27 Jun 2017 14:55 4.9M, 74.38km N/A 420 thousand 00:18 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Indonesia , Province of Maluku (population 1,991,398) . The nearest places are Pasirputih, and Peot.

Radius Population
100 km 410000 people
75 km 18000 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Maluku Indonesia 1.9 million people
Sulawesi Utara Indonesia 2.6 million people
Irian Jaya Indonesia 1.7 million people
Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia 1.8 million people
Southern Mindanao Philippines 4.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pasirputih Palau Village5 - 53 km
Peot Maluku Utara Indonesia Village5 - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Babullah TTE 15 Civ. Paved No 4600 91 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Ternate IDTTE Indonesia 95 km

More information

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