PAGER - M 7.2 - NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: YELLOW

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Sunday, May 9th, 2010 at 05:59:42 UTC (12:59:42 local)Location: 3.8° N, 96° EDepth: 45kmEvent Id: US2010WBAQAlert Version: 1Created: 19 weeks, 5 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. Some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past yellow alerts have required a local or regional level response. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Indonesia.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
29
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
35
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
26
100 to 999 (ORANGE)
 
9
1 to 10 thousand (RED)1
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
50
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
32
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
15
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
3
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*1,034k*8,907k1,906k279k397k000
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are nonductile reinforced concrete frame and concrete/cinder block masonry construction.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1983-04-042637VII (314k)0
2002-11-021057.2VIII (2k)3
2005-03-282238.6VIII (509k)1303

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as tsunamis and landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VIIMeulaboh35k
VBanda Aceh251k
VBireun26k
VReuleuet40k
VSigli18k
IVLhokseumawe89k
IVMedan1,751k
IVBinjai229k
IVSunggal158k
IVPercut311k
IVPerbaungan157k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11974-02-27
18:01 UTC
5.91.23° N, 97.56° E
40km
IDVII (74 k)00
21975-12-17
05:35 UTC
6.25.27° N, 95.8° E
15km
IDIX (2)00
31976-06-20
20:53 UTC
73.44° N, 96.25° E
15km
IDVII (3 k)00
41976-06-21
07:17 UTC
5.83.43° N, 96.38° E
18km
IDV (313 k)00
51976-09-07
04:40 UTC
5.54.72° N, 96.85° E
25km
IDVII (66 k)00
61976-10-30
09:24 UTC
5.63.57° N, 96.3° E
16km
IDV (302 k)00
71979-09-29
18:37 UTC
6.81.16° N, 94.17° E
37km
IDIV (61 k)00
81982-10-31
02:48 UTC
5.42.92° N, 96° E
43km
IDVI (15 k)00
91983-04-04
02:51 UTC
75.72° N, 94.69° E
94km
IDVII (314 k)00
101984-08-27
06:41 UTC
5.61.77° N, 98.93° E
19km
IDVIII (61)00
111987-04-25
19:22 UTC
6.42.41° N, 98.91° E
8km
IDIX (15 k)22
121987-04-28
15:32 UTC
5.72.07° N, 99.02° E
4km
IDVIII (1 k)00
131988-12-20
03:35 UTC
5.41.86° N, 97.03° E
29km
IDVII (343)00
141990-11-15
02:34 UTC
6.73.93° N, 97.39° E
12km
IDVIII (28 k)17landslide
151990-11-15
04:48 UTC
5.84.01° N, 97.3° E
45km
IDVII (59 k)00
161990-11-18
16:23 UTC
5.53.9° N, 97.2° E
30km
IDVII (4 k)00
171993-09-01
14:03 UTC
6.32.97° N, 96.07° E
33km
IDVII (50 k)00
181994-10-31
11:48 UTC
6.13.04° N, 96.19° E
30km
IDVII (4 k)00
191995-03-14
10:27 UTC
5.43.09° N, 95.85° E
30km
IDVI (8 k)00
201995-11-08
07:14 UTC
6.91.82° N, 95.02° E
19km
IDV (74 k)00
211995-11-22
13:27 UTC
5.83.11° N, 95.91° E
26km
IDVII (4 k)00
221996-10-10
15:21 UTC
6.23.52° N, 97.85° E
35km
IDVII (178 k)00
231997-06-11
19:12 UTC
5.52.9° N, 97.26° E
40km
IDVI (83 k)00
241997-07-07
11:19 UTC
5.51.02° N, 97.45° E
23km
IDVII (113 k)00
251997-07-07
11:24 UTC
5.81° N, 97.48° E
28km
IDVII (174 k)00
261997-08-20
07:15 UTC
64.32° N, 96.43° E
7km
IDVIII (8 k)00
271999-02-15
05:46 UTC
5.54.92° N, 95.76° E
15km
IDVII (347)00
282000-03-10
21:32 UTC
5.54.74° N, 95.9° E
11km
IDVII (731)00
292002-11-02
01:26 UTC
7.22.82° N, 96.09° E
32km
IDVIII (2 k)33
302002-11-02
09:46 UTC
6.32.94° N, 96.38° E
36km
IDVII (9 k)00
312002-11-13
15:53 UTC
5.52.98° N, 96.01° E
33km
IDVI (29 k)00
322003-01-22
02:58 UTC
5.74.5° N, 97.49° E
29km
IDVII (2 k)00
332004-12-26
00:58 UTC
93.27° N, 95.86° E
22km
IDIX (237 k)0227898landslide, tsunami
342004-12-26
21:06 UTC
5.54.52° N, 96.33° E
10km
IDVII (2 k)00
352004-12-27
06:59 UTC
5.62.96° N, 95.51° E
28km
IDVII (1 k)00
362004-12-27
09:39 UTC
65.29° N, 94.59° E
35km
IDVI (103)00
372004-12-27
20:10 UTC
5.72.89° N, 95.57° E
9km
IDVI (18 k)00
382004-12-28
11:17 UTC
5.74.71° N, 95.17° E
36km
IDVI (33 k)00
392005-01-01
01:55 UTC
5.72.9° N, 95.56° E
26km
IDVII (18 k)00
402005-01-02
08:27 UTC
5.83.23° N, 95.44° E
8km
IDVI (108)00
412005-02-24
07:35 UTC
5.62.93° N, 95.66° E
30km
IDVII (4 k)00
422005-02-26
12:56 UTC
6.72.84° N, 95.5° E
27km
IDVIII (19 k)00
432005-03-17
23:20 UTC
5.74.87° N, 95.07° E
45km
IDVI (44 k)00
442005-03-28
16:09 UTC
8.62.05° N, 97.06° E
34km
IDVIII (509 k)13031303tsunami
452005-03-28
16:21 UTC
5.81.14° N, 97.04° E
30km
IDVII (15 k)00
462005-03-28
16:38 UTC
5.91.2° N, 97.46° E
20km
IDVIII (14 k)00
472005-03-28
16:44 UTC
5.52.08° N, 96.47° E
32km
IDVII (514)00
482005-03-28
18:30 UTC
6.10.92° N, 97.84° E
30km
IDVIII (5 k)00
492005-03-28
19:02 UTC
5.81.03° N, 97.81° E
40km
IDVII (97 k)00
502005-03-28
23:37 UTC
5.62.89° N, 96.4° E
30km
IDVII (175)00
512005-03-29
05:16 UTC
5.92.67° N, 96.57° E
39km
IDVII (18 k)00
522005-03-30
01:13 UTC
5.51.77° N, 97.08° E
20km
IDVI (180)00
532005-03-30
16:19 UTC
6.22.95° N, 95.41° E
28km
IDIX (108)00
542005-03-30
17:29 UTC
5.62.92° N, 95.4° E
27km
IDVII (108)00
552005-03-31
07:23 UTC
5.81.72° N, 97.07° E
22km
IDVI (749)00
562005-04-03
03:10 UTC
6.21.97° N, 97.89° E
36km
IDVII (170 k)00
572005-04-07
11:46 UTC
5.60.6° N, 97.4° E
19km
IDV (587 k)00
582005-04-08
01:51 UTC
5.70.65° N, 97.33° E
29km
IDVII (181)00
592005-04-11
06:11 UTC
62.13° N, 96.71° E
24km
IDVIII (834)00
602005-04-16
16:38 UTC
6.41.84° N, 97.62° E
31km
IDVII (80 k)00
612005-04-28
14:07 UTC
6.22.11° N, 96.76° E
22km
IDVIII (33)00
622005-05-19
01:54 UTC
6.91.97° N, 96.99° E
41km
IDVIII (22 k)00
632005-06-03
00:42 UTC
5.81.45° N, 97.11° E
19km
IDVIII (3 k)00
642005-06-08
06:28 UTC
62.16° N, 96.69° E
22km
IDVIII (155)00
652005-06-10
17:42 UTC
5.51.8° N, 97.08° E
27km
IDVII (494)00
662005-07-05
01:52 UTC
6.61.78° N, 97.05° E
21km
IDVIII (9 k)00
672005-07-11
14:36 UTC
5.51.28° N, 97.19° E
22km
IDVIII (313)00
682005-09-10
16:57 UTC
5.84.84° N, 95.01° E
41km
IDVI (44 k)00
692005-10-05
08:46 UTC
5.75.21° N, 95.54° E
20km
IDVIII (7)00
702005-10-08
04:30 UTC
5.61.99° N, 97.86° E
32km
IDVI (139 k)00
712005-10-11
15:05 UTC
5.94.79° N, 95.08° E
30km
IDVII (594)00
722005-10-16
19:03 UTC
5.72.03° N, 97.93° E
32km
IDVII (37 k)00
732005-11-04
17:44 UTC
5.51.24° N, 97.24° E
30km
IDVII (47 k)00
742005-11-19
14:10 UTC
6.32.14° N, 96.78° E
21km
IDVIII (1 k)00
752005-11-27
23:31 UTC
5.61.15° N, 97.24° E
24km
IDVII (80 k)00
762005-12-18
04:23 UTC
5.72.86° N, 95.92° E
21km
IDVIII (481)00
772006-01-31
19:15 UTC
5.92.62° N, 96.02° E
24km
IDVIII (5 k)00
782006-04-25
18:26 UTC
6.31.99° N, 96.97° E
21km
IDVIII (9 k)00
792006-07-27
11:16 UTC
6.31.71° N, 97.1° E
20km
IDVI (79 k)00
802006-07-30
01:28 UTC
5.61.46° N, 97.18° E
30km
IDVII (53 k)00
812006-08-11
20:54 UTC
6.22.39° N, 96.32° E
22km
IDIX (3 k)00
822006-12-17
21:10 UTC
5.84.82° N, 95.02° E
36km
IDVI (28 k)00
832007-02-14
19:49 UTC
5.70.43° N, 97.31° E
16km
IDV (633 k)00
842007-03-07
10:53 UTC
5.91.98° N, 97.91° E
42km
IDVII (2 k)00
852007-04-07
09:51 UTC
6.12.91° N, 95.67° E
27km
IDVIII (1 k)00
862007-04-27
08:02 UTC
5.95.33° N, 94.61° E
30km
IDV (605 k)00

PAGER content is automatically generated, and only considers losses due to structural damage. Limitations of input data, shaking estimates, and loss models may add uncertainty. PAGER results are generally available within 30 minutes of the earthquake’s occurrence. However, information on the extent of shaking will be uncertain in the minutes and hours following an earthquake and typically improves as additional sensor data and reported intensities are acquired and incorporated into models of the earthquake's source. Users of PAGER estimates should account for uncertainty and always seek the most current PAGER release for any earthquake.