M 6.1 in Indonesia on 16 Dec 2018 09:42 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 1165402
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 61.14 Km
Lat/Lon: -3.8992 , 140.2764
Event Date: 16 Dec 2018 09:42 UTC
16 Dec 2018 18:42 Local
Exposed Population: 220000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 Dec 2018 09:58 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Papua New Guinea= 7.6; Indonesia= 4.8

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000iu2u Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
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Indonesia - Earthquake (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:02

  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 M at a depth of 61 km occurred in eastern Papua Province (eastern indonesia), close to the border with Papua New Guinea, on 16 December at 9.42 UTC. The epicentre was located in the northern Pegunungan Bintang Regency approx. 143 km south-south-west of Abepura Town (Jayapura City Regency, nortern Papua Province). USGS PAGER estimates that 4 000 people were exposed to moderate shaking.
  • As of 17 December at 8.00 UTC, there are no reports of casualties or damage.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),