Green alert: earthquake M 4.7 in Indonesia on 12/17/2017 3:53:22 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 17 Dec 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.7 in Indonesia on 17 Dec 2017 15:53 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 low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: M4.7Depth: 30.94 KmEvent Date UTC: 17 Dec 2017 15:53Exposed Population: 310000 people within 100km

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

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Indonesia, Province of Maluku (population 1,991,398). The distance to the nearest coast is 6km. The nearest places are Posiposi (1km), Wajabula (3km), Wayabula (7km), Aru (8km), Tiapali (11km), and 30 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Morotai Island (27km), and Pitu (runway 9500ft, 30km). The nearest ports are Wayabula (2km), Galela (61km), and Tobelo (64km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 250000 people 14 50 km 110000 people 14 20 km 25000 people 20 10 km 17000 people 55


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