M 5.7 in Northern Molucca Sea on 14 Aug 2022 02:47 UTC
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: 5.7M
Depth: 30.459 Km
Lat/Lon: 1.8151 , 126.3654
Event Date: 14 Aug 2022 02:47 UTC
14 Aug 2022 11:47 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
20 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us6000iamw
Inserted at: 14 Aug 2022 03:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000iamw Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1456781 0 14 Aug 2022 02:47 5.7M, 30.459km 4.02 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:21 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 ,of Sulawesi Utara (population 2,665,773) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1456781 1.815/126.365 5.7 30.5 4.018 14 Aug 2022 03:12 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1456781 1.815/126.365 5.7 30.5 4.018 14 Aug 2022 04:50 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1456781 1.815/126.365 5.7 30.5 4.018 15 Aug 2022 23:01 1d 20:14 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Sulawesi Utara Indonesia 2700 people
Maluku Indonesia <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pasirputih Palau Village - 54 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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