Apr 30, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5M,depth:54.77km) in Indonesia at 4/30/2017 4:37:29 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 5M, Depth:54.77km
  • 30 Apr 2017 16:37:29 UTC
  • 745833 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5 M
  • Depth: 54.77 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 0.7757, 98.4686
  • Time (UTC): 30 Apr 2017 16:37:29
  • Time (ECT): 30 Apr 2017 18:37:29

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Indonesia, Province of Sumatera Utara (population 9,319,344). The distance to the nearest coast is 59km. The nearest places are Singkuang (61km), Taboejoeng (62km), Hiliobolata (63km), Hilinamaniha (64km), and Hilinaghe (68km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Binaka (91km), and Pinangsore (97km). The nearest ports are Tabuyung (59km), Pini Island (73km), Telukdalem (74km), and Telo (96km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 300000 people 17
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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