M 5.6 in Indonesia on 04 Feb 2019 19:29 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: 5.6M
Depth: 17.14 Km
Lat/Lon: -0.4532 , 98.0101
Event Date: 04 Feb 2019 19:29 UTC
05 Feb 2019 02:29 Local
Exposed Population: About 22000 people in MMI>=IV
About 29000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000jda7
Inserted at: 04 Feb 2019 23:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jda7 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  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
1247472 0 04 Feb 2019 19:29 5.7M, 9.93km 4.44 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:16 NEIC
1247485 0 04 Feb 2019 19:29 5.6M, 17.14km 4.36 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 04:05 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 Sumatera Utara (population 9,319,344) . The nearest places are Boli, Hilibafunua, Pulautelo, Baruju, and Balari.

Radius Population
100 km 29000 people
75 km 22000 people
50 km 8000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sumatera Utara Indonesia 9.3 million people
Sumatera Barat Indonesia 4.3 million people
Riau Indonesia 3.5 million people
Aceh Indonesia 4.3 million people
Jambi Indonesia 2.1 million people
Bengkulu Indonesia 1.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Boli Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 40 km
Hilibafunua Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 45 km
Pulautelo Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 53 km
Baruju Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 56 km
Balari Sumatera Utara Indonesia Village - 65 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Telo Indonesia 53 km
Batu Island Indonesia 55 km
Pini Island Indonesia 100 km

More information

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