domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:40.62km) in Indonesia at 8/20/2017 1:06:21 AM

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 4.6M, Depth:40.62km
  • 20 Aug 2017 01:06:21 UTC
  • 2196498 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 40.62 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -4.1372, 103.7181
  • Time (UTC): 20 Aug 2017 01:06:21
  • Time (ECT): 20 Aug 2017 03:06:21

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inIndonesia, Province of Sumatera Selatan (population 6,629,955). The nearest places are Medingin (7km), Tanahabang (12km), Gunungmegang (17km), Tandjungraja (17km), Pengandonan (18km), and 51 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Bandingagung (75km), Way Tuba (81km), and Pendopo (95km). The nearest ports are Padang Guchi (82km), and Manna (98km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 820000 people 46
50 km 270000 people 34
20 km 27000 people 21
10 km 4300 people 13



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