M 4.5 in Northern Molucca Sea on 04 May 2021 19:50 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 1267487
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
Depth: 39.83 Km
Lat/Lon: 0.4531 , 126.2206
Event Date: 04 May 2021 19:50 UTC
05 May 2021 04:50 Local
Exposed Population:
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 04 May 2021 21:53 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Indonesia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000e04p Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 20 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Megathrusts exhumedFri, 07 May 2021 18:25:00 +0200.

A key consideration for megathrust hazard assessment is the propensity of a transition zone to slip rapidly in an earthquake along with the seismogenic zone. This is because earthquake magnitude is proportional to the slip area, and slip pr
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Megathrusts exhumedFri, 07 May 2021 18:13:00 +0200.

A key consideration for megathrust hazard assessment is the propensity of a transition zone to slip rapidly in an earthquake along with the seismogenic zone. This is because earthquake magnitude is proportional to the slip area, and slip pr
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Earthquake and gravity data suggest Red Sea 'must be' an oceanFri, 07 May 2021 17:29:00 +0200.

New research indicates that the Red Sea may not be a sea at all, because it is spreading like an ocean basin and has reached its young adulthood after 13 million years. Researchers drawing on a new approach to study the enigmatic sea, situa
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Death toll rises to 10 after landslide at dam site in orangutan habita ... Fri, 07 May 2021 17:19:00 +0200.

The death toll from a landslide at a hydropower construction site in northern Sumatra has risen to 10, with three people still missing and feared dead. The disaster was the second landslide to hit the site in the Batang Toru forest in the s
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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: EC-JRC (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),