jueves, 31 de marzo de 2016

GREEN earthquake alert (5.1M,depth:38.74km) in Indonesia at 3/31/2016 7:38:46 PM

Green Earthquake in Indonesia


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.1M, Depth:38.74km
  • 31 Mar 2016 19:38:46 UTC
  • 294664 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.1 M
  • Depth: 38.74 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 3.1127, 96.2385
  • Time (UTC): 31 Mar 2016 19:38:46
  • Time (ECT): 31 Mar 2016 21:38:46

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Indonesia, Special Region of Aceh (population 4,307,539). The distance to the nearest coast is 41km.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest protected areas are Pulau Simeulue (48km).

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. There are no known airports nearby. The nearest ports are Sinabang (73km), and Susoh (93km).

The maximum altitude nearby is 400m. The area has steep slopes (up to 20 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 69000 people 3
50 km 19000 people 2
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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