M 6.2 in Indonesia on 24 May 2023 15:49 UTC

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: 6.2M
Depth: 166.459 Km
Lat/Lon: -6.9826 , 129.5289
Event Date: 24 May 2023 15:49 UTC
25 May 2023 00:49 Local
Exposed Population: 6 thousand in MMI IV
Source: NEIC us7000k3h5
Inserted at: 24 May 2023 16:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
1.1 (Indonesia)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000k3h5 Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1507443 0 24 May 2023 15:49 6.2M, 166.459km 4.23 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:19 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 off shore.

Radius Population
100 km 19000 people
75 km 3200 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Wotai Maluku Indonesia Village - 25 km
Rumadai Maluku Indonesia Village - 27 km
Layeni Maluku Indonesia Village - 42 km
Lewa Maluku Indonesia Village - 67 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tepa Indonesia 98 km

More information

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