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Orange alert: earthquake M 5.9 in Indonesia on 8/9/2018 5:25:31 AM

M 5.9 in Indonesia on 09 Aug 2018 05:25 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

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


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: M5.9
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 09 Aug 2018 05:25
  • Exposed Population: 4740000 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened inIndonesia, Province of Nusa Tenggara Barat (population 3,624,042). The nearest places are Soeroengdjoekoeng (6km), Tandjung (6km), Pamenang (11km), Salangan (19km), Mangsit (19km), and 32 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Selaparang (runway 6800ft, 22km). The nearest ports are Ampenan (23km), Labuantring Bay (40km), Labuhanhaji (54km), and Taliwang (79km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
75 km 3.6 million people 207
50 km 2.6 million people 337 Likely
20 km 91000 people 72 Very likely
10 km 28000 people 90 Very likely



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