"Nothing happens unexpectedly, everything has an indication, we just have to observe the connections."
This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.
Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.
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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.
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