M 4.5 in Seram, Indonesia on 16 May 2019 15:18 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 4.5M
Depth: 32.76 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.1849 , 130.4156
Event Date: 16 May 2019 15:18 UTC
Exposed Population: 190000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003m2a
Inserted at: 16 May 2019 18:02 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003m2a Scaled population (vector) 5.59  
  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
1260544 0 16 May 2019 15:18 4.5M, 32.76km N/A 200 thousand 02:44 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 Bula, Bolifar, Hote, Kilbawar, Bengoi, Waru, Wahakajam, Tobo, Kisalaut, Tum, and Kilivo.

Radius Population
100 km 190000 people
75 km 160000 people
50 km 85000 people
20 km 22000 people
10 km 3100 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Maluku Indonesia 1.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bula Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 12 km
Bolifar Maluku Indonesia Village6 - 19 km
Hote Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 22 km
Kilbawar Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 28 km
Bengoi Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 33 km
Waru Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 34 km
Wahakajam Maluku Indonesia Village6 - 46 km
Tobo Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 47 km
Kisalaut Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 48 km
Tum Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 48 km
Hatumeten Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 50 km
Mesing Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 51 km
Kufar Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 53 km
Boti Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 54 km
Atiahu Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 55 km
Bemu Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 56 km
Kilmun Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 57 km
Tunsai Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 60 km
Noesabotam Maluku Indonesia Village6 - 62 km
Kobi Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 63 km
Walang Tengah Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 66 km
Ilasa Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 68 km
Walang Tengh Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 68 km
Angar Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 69 km
Kilivo Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Bula IDBUA Indonesia 13 km
Geser Indonesia 95 km

More information

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