M 6.2 in Indonesia on 15 Jan 2023 22:29 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1354458
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 37 Km
Lat/Lon: 2.0042 , 98.0141
Event Date: 15 Jan 2023 22:29 UTC
16 Jan 2023 05:29 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI X
260 thousand in MMI V
Inserted at: 15 Jan 2023 23:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.8 (Indonesia)

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000j4kr 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      
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Indonesia - Earthquake (ECHO 16 Jan 2023)Mon, 16 Jan 2023 11:53

  • An earthquake of 6.2 M at a depth of 37 km occurred in northern Indonesia on 15 January at 22:29 UTC (16 January at 5:29 local time). The epicentre was located over the sea just west of the coast of southern Aceh Province (northern Sumatra Island) approximately 22 km south of Silabuhan Town (Aceh Singkil Regency, Aceh Province).
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 329,000 people were exposed to moderate shaking.
  • The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reports that the earthquake was felt across four Regencies in the Aceh Province: Aceh Singkil, Central Tapanuli, North Nias, and South Aceh.
  • As of 16 January, no initial reports of any damage or casualties have been reported.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (92), (5), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),