M 7 in Indonesia on 21 Jan 2021 12:23 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 1252536
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.0M
Depth: 95.81 Km
Lat/Lon: 5.0074 , 127.5174
Event Date: 21 Jan 2021 12:23 UTC
21 Jan 2021 21:23 Local
Exposed Population: About 6000 people in MMI VI
About 19000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 21 Jan 2021 12:45 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.8 (Indonesia)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000d20e Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -1.73 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.79      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.96      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Indonesia, Philippines - Earthquake (ECHO 22 Jan 2021)Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:11

  • An earthquake of 7.0 M at a depth of 96 km occurred offshore between southern Philippines and northern-eastern Indonesia on 21 January at 12.23 UTC (21.23 local time). The epicentre was located in the southern Philippine Sea approximately 93 km northeast of Karakelong Island (Talaud Islands, north-eastern Indonesia) and 200 km south-east of the southeastern coast of Mindanao Island (southern Philippines).
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 6, 000 people were exposed to strong shaking and up to 173,000 people to moderate shaking. No tsunami warning has been issued.
  • Two aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 M and 4.6 M have been recorded in the area.
  • According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, five houses and one building have been damaged in Talaud Islands.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (85), (3), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),