May 29, 2017

Orange earthquake alert (6.5M,depth:10km) in Indonesia at 5/29/2017 2:35:23 PM

Orange Earthquake in Indonesia


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.5M, Depth:10km
  • 29 May 2017 14:35:23 UTC
  • 1182854 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 6.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 64 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: GEOFON
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -1.28, 120.46
  • Time (UTC): 29 May 2017 14:35:23
  • Time (ECT): 29 May 2017 16:35:23

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inIndonesia, Province of Sulawesi Tengah (population 1,832,441). The nearest places are Kalora (14km), Sedoa (16km), Tokorondo (18km), Tamadoeƫ (19km), Pabengko (23km), and 31 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, 26km), Poso (32km), and Mutiara (runway 6700ft, 73km). The nearest ports are Poso (34km), Palu (81km), Toboli (85km), and Pantoloan (98km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 64km (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
100 km 1.1 million people 37 Likely
75 km 840000 people 47 Likely
50 km 260000 people 33 Very likely
20 km 32000 people 25 Very likely
10 km 18000 people 57 Very likely



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