M 5 in Indonesia on 12 Feb 2019 08:01 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: 5.0M
Depth: 78.36 Km
Lat/Lon: 4.9291 , 126.3445
Event Date: 12 Feb 2019 08:01 UTC
Exposed Population: 110000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000jgjn
Inserted at: 12 Feb 2019 08:20 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jgjn Scaled population (vector) 4.33  
  C1 earthquake 1.54  
  C2 earthquake -0.64  
  Country Vulnerability 0.09  
  INFORM_normalised 0.96  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1248513 0 12 Feb 2019 08:01 5M, 78.36km N/A 110 thousand 00:19 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 Sulawesi Utara (population 2,665,773) . The nearest places are Mamahan, and Esang.

Radius Population
100 km 110000 people
75 km 25000 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
Sulawesi Utara Indonesia 2.6 million people
Southern Mindanao Philippines 4.4 million people
Central Mindanao Philippines 3.1 million people
Northern Mindanao Philippines 3.5 million people
Maluku Indonesia 1.9 million people
Western Mindanao Philippines 3.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mamahan Sulawesi Utara Indonesia Village5 - 65 km
Esang Sulawesi Utara Indonesia Village5 - 68 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Beo Indonesia 92 km
Talaud Island Indonesia 95 km

More information

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