Feb 26, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.3M,depth:50.36km) in Indonesia at 2/26/2017 3:22:00 PM

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 5.3M, Depth:50.36km
  • 26 Feb 2017 15:22:00 UTC
  • 827549 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.3 M
  • Depth: 50.36 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -4.2546, 102.0258
  • Time (UTC): 26 Feb 2017 15:22:00
  • Time (ECT): 26 Feb 2017 16:22:00

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Indonesia, Province of Bengkulu (population 1,268,316). The distance to the nearest coast is 42km. The nearest places are Ngalam (46km), Pondokkapoer (48km), Kandan (51km), Siabun (53km), Pekansaptoe (55km), and 10 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Padangkemiling (runway 5900ft, 55km). The nearest ports are Bengkulu (61km), Alas (81km), Pino (92km), and Manna (95km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 590000 people 33
50 km 18000 people 2
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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