M 5.5 in Indonesia on 14 Feb 2018 00:05 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: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.9984 , 133.8029
Event Date: 14 Feb 2018 00:05 UTC
14 Feb 2018 09:05 Local
Exposed Population: 120000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000d1rb
Inserted at: 14 Feb 2018 00:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000d1rb Scaled population (vector) -8  
  C1 shakemap -1.73  
  C2 shakemap 0.79  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.96  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1198808 0 14 Feb 2018 00:05 5.5M, 10km 4.32 130 thousand 00:19 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 Maluku (population 1,991,398) . The nearest places are Maikoor, Fatudjuring, Taberfane, Ojurdjela, Loetoer, Workai, Dobo, Rebi, Wokam, Manoembai, and Fekfekai.

Radius Population
100 km 120000 people
75 km 52000 people
50 km 5900 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
Irian Jaya Indonesia 1.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Maikoor Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 38 km
Fatudjuring Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 39 km
Taberfane Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 40 km
Ojurdjela Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 49 km
Loetoer Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 50 km
Workai Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 53 km
Dobo Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 53 km
Rebi Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 54 km
Wokam Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 56 km
Manoembai Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 56 km
Selimar Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 58 km
Kobraoer Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 59 km
Waika Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 61 km
Alardjir Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 62 km
Laealaoet Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 64 km
Beding Warlai Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 64 km
Djaboelingan Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 64 km
Oeraioen Maluku Indonesia Village6 - 68 km
Fekfekai Maluku Indonesia Village5 - 68 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
Benjina BJK 8 0 52 km
Aru 50 0 74 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Dobo Indonesia 53 km
Banda Elat Indonesia 99 km

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