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M 4.9 in Indonesia on 12 Jan 2018 21:49 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
  • Depth: 85.37 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Jan 2018 21:49 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 540000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Jan 2018 23:36 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (IDN)


Known identifiers for this event: us2000cj3z (neicid)

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UN Indonesia quake plan foresees 47 million affected, 10,000 dead

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:17:00 +0100omanobserver-om (en)

GENEVA: A UN contingency plan for an earthquake in Indonesia foresees a scenario where 10,000 people would die within 24 hours with 47 million more affected, according to emergency response planning documents. The UN-led exercise to prepare for disaster in one of the world’s most quake-prone regions, is based on a magnitude 7.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (68), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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