M 6.2 in Indonesia on 07 Jan 2020 06:05 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1200934
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 20.34 Km
Lat/Lon: 2.3334 , 96.347
Event Date: 07 Jan 2020 06:05 UTC
07 Jan 2020 13:05 Local
Exposed Population: About 24000 people in MMI VI
110000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 07 Jan 2020 08:08 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.8 (Indonesia)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us70006vkq Scaled population (raster) 0.48 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -1.73 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.79      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.96      
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Indonesia - Earthquake (ECHO 07 Jan 2020)Tue, 07 Jan 2020 11:09

  • An earthquake of 6.2 M at a depth of 20 km struck off the southern coast of Simeulue Island (western Indonesia) on 7 January at 6.05 UTC (13.05 local time). The epicentre was approximately 15 km south-southwest of Sinabang Town (Simeulue Regency).
  • According to Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, no tsunami warning was issued.
  • Up to 26,000 people were exposed to strong shaking but as of 7 January, there are no reports of any casualties or damage.
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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (82), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),