[p2p-research] Fwd: Red earthquake alert (6.8M, depth:20km) in Indonesia (Bima) 8/11 19:41UTC, Pop100km:0.8m www.gdacs.org - JRC
rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 23:33:25 CET 2009
Not sure if people are aware of GDACS...which is a UN supported warning
system of earthquakes. One can be made aware of the worst/largest disasters
nearly as they occur...see below.
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From: GDACS <gdacs-noreply at jrc.ec.europa.eu>
Date: Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 3:12 PM
Subject: Red earthquake alert (6.8M,depth:20km) in Indonesia (Bima) 8/11
19:41UTC, Pop100km:0.8m www.gdacs.org - JRC
To: gdacs-noreply at jrc.ec.europa.eu
*Red Earthquake Alert Indonesia* Summary
On 11/8/2009 7:41:04 PM UTC (about 03:36h local time) an earthquake of
magnitude 6.8 occurred in the highly populated region of Nusa Tenggara Barat
in Indonesia. The nearest populated places are: Bima (18km), Kananta (17km),
Sowa (11km), Nggaronangga (10km). The closest civilian airport is Bima
Potentially affected critical infrastructure:
- *Nuclear plants*: [None]
- *Hydrodams*: [None]
- *Airports*: Tambolaka (136km), Lunyuk (181km), Satartacik (194km), Bima
(27km), Sumbawa Besar (148km), Komodo (128km)
- *Ports*: Memboro (155km), Teluk Sape (42km), Labuhanbajo (127km),
Sumbawa (147km), Bima (17km), Tambora (75km)
Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an
expert. However, the following automatically calculated elements can help.
This earthquake has potentially a *high humanitarian impact* and the
affected region has *high vulnerability* to natural disasters.
Humanitarian Impact Vulnerability
Event Date Univ. Time: *Sun, 11/8/2009 19:41 UTC* European Time of the
event: Sun, 11/8/2009 20:41 CET (Brussels, Paris, Rome) East America Time of
the event: Sun, 11/8/2009 14:41 EST (New York, Washington) West America Time
of the event: Sun, 11/8/2009 11:41 PST (San Francisco, Los Angeles) East
Asia Time of the event: Mon, 11/9/2009 04:41 JTI (Tokyo) This email report
was automatically created by a computer at: 11/8/2009 8:11:32 PM UTC (30
minutes after the event)
See the GDACS website <http://www.gdacs.org> for live news coverage
(including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake
For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual
Earthquake Event Characteristics
- *Source*: European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) M
- *Magnitude*: 6.8 M
- *Depth*: 20 km
- *Location *(Lat/Long): -8.3 | 118.74
- *Country*: Indonesia
- *Province*: Nusa Tenggara Barat
- *Region*: Sumbawa Region, Indonesia
- *UTC/GMT (Greenwich time)*: 11/8/2009 7:41:04 PM
- *Estimated local solar time*: 11/9/2009 3:36:02 AM
*Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal
degrees (approx. 650x450km2).*
Earthquake Impact Details Potentially affected People
Radius (km) Population Density (people/km²) 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 1040 13
10 9704 30 20 105044 83 50 605316 77 100 887800 28 200 2265520
The population in the area of this earthquake is 77 people/km².
The earthquake occurred at 3h local time. At this time a day, more people
are at home and therefore more vulnerable to collapsing residential
buildings. During traffic hours, people can be affected by collapsing
bridges and other road infrastructure.
Resilience and Vulnerability ECHO Intervention Priority Ranking for
*Overall situation* Human Development
*Exposure to Major Disasters*
*Humanitarian effects of population movement* Refugees Internally
Displaced People *Health and Nutrition* Undernourishment Mortality
rates *Donor contributions* Official Development assistance
Key: Bad - Medium - Good - No data
Resilience is the capacity of the population to cope with a hazard. Since
much of investments in earthquake preparedness and available funds for quick
response is related to household income, the GDP per capita can be used as a
rough indicator of resilience.
Indonesia has a GDP per capita of 961 PPP$ (Parity Purchasing Power Dollar,
about 1 Euro) and is therefore part of the low level income countries.
Therefore, the earthquake happened in an area of *low resilience*.
Based on the combination of 9 indicators, ECHO attributes Indonesia a *high
Probability of secondary effects:
- * Landslides*: The maximum slope in the area of the earthquake is
47.394% and the maximum altitude is 2547 m. Since this is a medium slope,
the risk of earthquake induced landslides is medium. Note, however, that the
slope data is not reliable on a local scale, while landslides depend very
much on local topography, soil and meteorological conditions.
- * Nuclear power plants*: There are no nuclear facilities nearby the
- * Hydrodams*: There are no hydrodam facilities nearby the epicenter.
- * Tsunami*: No tsunami risk.
Tsunami propagation for lat/lon =-8.3/118.74 and magnitude=6.8
While we try everything to ensure accuracy, this information is purely
indicative and should not be used for any decision making without alternate
sources of information. The JRC is not responsible for any damage or loss
resulting from the use of the information presented on this website.
Please refer to the GDACS website <http://www.gdacs.org>for subscribing or
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