M 7.3 in Indonesia on 14 Jul 2019 09:10 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 1183363
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.3M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -0.529 , 128.0931
Event Date: 14 Jul 2019 09:10 UTC
14 Jul 2019 18:10 Local
Exposed Population: About 83000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Jul 2019 09:15 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.8 (Indonesia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 0.8 0.8
us70004jyv Scaled population (raster) 2.88 Max wave alert 0.88m  
  C1 shakemap -1.73 Max wave realtime 0.88m  
  C2 shakemap 0.79      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.96      
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Indonesia - 7.3 M Earthquake update (ECHO 19 Jul 2019)Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:02

  • Following the strong earthquake of 7.3M in North Maluku Province (eastern Indonesia) on 14 July, the National Disaster Managament Agency (BNPB) reports six deaths and 2,000 displaced.
  • Navy boats and aviation modules have been deployed by the authorities to provide emergency assistance to those affected.
Indonesia - Earthquakes (ECHO 15 Jul 2019)Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:06

  • A strong earthquake of 7.3 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in southern North Maluku Province (northern Maluku archipelago) on 14 July at 9.10 UTC. The epicentre was approximately 7 km south-east of Besui village (South Halmahera Regency).
  • A small tsunami of 12 cm (peak to peak) was recorded across the bay but could have been higher closer to the epicentre. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre estimates a maximum height of 90 cm. 
  • Up to 10,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and 58,000 to strong shaking. One fatality has been reported by media sources and damaged houses close to the epicentre. Communications and electricity have been restored in most areas. 
  • Several aftershocks between 5.0 M and 5.8 M were felt in the area and on neighbouring Bacan Island early on 15 July. Tremors were also felt in to Manado, Ambon, Ternate, Manlea, Gorontalo, Sorong, Bolang, and Mongondow. 
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 665 | About casualties: 78 | Last hour: 0

Death toll climbs to five after quake in eastern IndonesiaWed, 17 Jul 2019 20:02:00 +0200.

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit a remote Indonesian island chain at the weekend has climbed to five, with thousands living in evacuation shelters, an official said Wednesday. The shallow 7.3-magnitude quake struck about 1
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Death toll climbs to five after quake in eastern IndonesiaWed, 17 Jul 2019 16:18:00 +0200.

By AFP 8 hours ago in Environment The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit a remote Indonesian island chain at the weekend has climbed to five, with thousands living in evacuation shelters, an official said Wednesday. The shallow
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Major 7.3 quake hits eastern Indonesia; no reports of major damageWed, 17 Jul 2019 16:06:00 +0200.

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the Moluccas islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported, causing panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. The quake
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Death toll of eastern Indonesia's earthquake rises to 6Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:28:00 +0200.

Photo by Antara. JAKARTA -- The death toll of Sunday's 7.2-magnitude quake in eastern Indonesia has risen to six, with 51 others being injured, Agus Wibowo, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), said on Wednesday.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (77), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (4), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),