Nov 19, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:25.67km) in Indonesia at 11/19/2016 10:18:33 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 4.8M, Depth:25.67km
  • 19 Nov 2016 10:18:33 UTC
  • 500100 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 25.67 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -2.8441, 140.9796
  • Time (UTC): 19 Nov 2016 10:18:33
  • Time (ECT): 19 Nov 2016 11:18:33

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inIndonesia, Province of Irian Jaya (population 1,752,571). The nearest places are Njao (5km), New Sangke (7km), Mihni (13km), Sawan (15km), Nemo (16km), and 41 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Arso (23km), Bewani (29km), Ossima (36km), Vanimo (39km), Waris (43km), and 5 more. The nearest ports are Vanimo (39km), Jayapura (40km), and Djajapura (44km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 450000 people 25
50 km 400000 people 52
20 km 3900 people 3
10 km <1000 people 1



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