May 24, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.6M,depth:15.43km) in Indonesia at 5/24/2017 9:10:15 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 5.6M, Depth:15.43km
  • 24 May 2017 09:10:15 UTC
  • 419097 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.6 M
  • Depth: 15.43 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 13 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -2.7671, 122.1581
  • Time (UTC): 24 May 2017 09:10:15
  • Time (ECT): 24 May 2017 11:10:15

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Indonesia, Province of Sulawesi Tengah (population 1,832,441). The distance to the nearest coast is 2km. The nearest places are Labota (11km), Siumbatu (12km), Losoni (18km), Bahomotefe (20km), Kolono (21km), and 20 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Soroako (92km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 12km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
75 km 75000 people 4
50 km 39000 people 5
20 km 8600 people 6 Likely
10 km 1000 people 3 Very likely



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