M 5.5 in Indonesia on 06 Dec 2017 16:06 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: 5.5M
Depth: 43.31 Km
Lat/Lon: -0.6889 , 123.7047
Event Date: 06 Dec 2017 16:06 UTC
07 Dec 2017 00:06 Local
Exposed Population: 160000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000bms0
Inserted at: 06 Dec 2017 16:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000bms0 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1190219 0 06 Dec 2017 16:06 5.5M, 43.31km 4.02 170 thousand 00:18 NEIC
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* 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 Tengah (population 1,832,441) . The nearest places are Teku, Pangkalaseang, Talima, Dolom, Maliku, Boras, Ballo, Sabol, Padang, and Waran.

Radius Population
100 km 160000 people
75 km 66000 people
50 km 14000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia 1.8 million people
Sulawesi Utara Indonesia 2.6 million people
Maluku Indonesia 1.9 million people
Sulawesi Selatan Indonesia 7.2 million people
Sulawesi Tenggara Indonesia 1.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Teku Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 31 km
Pangkalaseang Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 35 km
Talima Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 45 km
Dolom Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 49 km
Maliku Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village6 - 52 km
Boras Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 52 km
Ballo Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 59 km
Sabol Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 61 km
Padang Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 63 km
Waran Sulawesi Tengah Indonesia Village5 - 66 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Lamobuang Indonesia 81 km
Poh Indonesia 96 km

More information

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