May 29, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:10km) in Indonesia at 5/29/2017 2:53:42 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 4.7M, Depth:10km
  • 29 May 2017 14:53:42 UTC
  • 1171236 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.7 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -1.3273, 120.535
  • Time (UTC): 29 May 2017 14:53:42
  • Time (ECT): 29 May 2017 16:53:42

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inIndonesia, Province of Sulawesi Tengah (population 1,832,441). The nearest places are Tokorondo (9km), Kalora (14km), Puna (17km), Tamadoeƫ (20km), Sedoa (21km), and 30 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Kasiguncu (runway 3600ft, 16km), Poso (22km), and Mutiara (runway 6700ft, 83km). The nearest ports are Poso (24km), Palu (90km), and Toboli (94km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 580000 people 32
50 km 250000 people 32
20 km 36000 people 28
10 km 10000 people 34



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