PAGER - M 5.4 - NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

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

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 10:58:46 UTC (17:58:46 local)Location: 2.8° N, 99.1° EDepth: 171kmEvent Id: USC000NCDCAlert Version: 3Created: 5 weeks, 6 days after earthquake.
Global Location

Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
99
1 to 9 (YELLOW)1
10 to 99 (YELLOW)0
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
99
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)1
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)0
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
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---*9,708k*6,211k000000
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.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1976-10-303185.6V (302k)0
2006-12-172615.8VII (72k)7
2005-03-282408.6VIII (509k)1303

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

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IVKisaran130k
IVPerbaungan157k
IVTanjungbalai143k
IVTeluk Nibung25k
IVPercut311k
IVMedan1,751k
IVTebingtinggi118k
IVPematangsiantar210k
IIISunggal158k
IIIBinjai229k
IIIRantauprapat103k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-12-08
06:10 UTC
5.70.31° S, 98.19° E
25km
IDVII (8 k)00
21974-02-27
18:01 UTC
5.91.23° N, 97.56° E
40km
IDVII (74 k)00
31974-12-04
03:07 UTC
6.90.51° N, 97.85° E
45km
IDIX (19 k)00
41976-06-20
20:53 UTC
73.44° N, 96.25° E
15km
IDVII (3 k)00
51976-06-21
07:17 UTC
5.83.43° N, 96.38° E
18km
IDV (313 k)00
61976-09-07
04:40 UTC
5.54.72° N, 96.85° E
25km
IDVII (66 k)00
71976-10-30
09:24 UTC
5.63.57° N, 96.3° E
16km
IDV (302 k)00
81977-03-08
23:17 UTC
6.10.5° N, 99.77° E
14km
IDVIII (307)00
91982-10-31
02:48 UTC
5.42.92° N, 96° E
43km
IDVI (15 k)00
101984-08-27
06:41 UTC
5.61.77° N, 98.93° E
19km
IDVIII (61)00
111984-11-17
06:49 UTC
7.10.18° N, 97.96° E
28km
IDVIII (7 k)00
121987-04-25
19:22 UTC
6.42.41° N, 98.91° E
8km
IDIX (15 k)22
131987-04-28
15:32 UTC
5.72.07° N, 99.02° E
4km
IDVIII (1 k)00
141988-12-20
03:35 UTC
5.41.86° N, 97.03° E
29km
IDVII (343)00
151990-11-15
02:34 UTC
6.73.93° N, 97.39° E
12km
IDVIII (28 k)17landslide
161990-11-15
04:48 UTC
5.84.01° N, 97.3° E
45km
IDVII (59 k)00
171990-11-18
16:23 UTC
5.53.9° N, 97.2° E
30km
IDVII (4 k)00
181993-09-01
14:03 UTC
6.32.97° N, 96.07° E
33km
IDVII (50 k)00
191994-01-07
19:23 UTC
5.60.6° S, 98.53° E
31km
IDVII (4 k)00
201994-10-31
11:48 UTC
6.13.04° N, 96.19° E
30km
IDVII (4 k)00
211995-03-14
10:27 UTC
5.43.09° N, 95.85° E
30km
IDVI (8 k)00
221995-11-22
13:27 UTC
5.83.11° N, 95.91° E
26km
IDVII (4 k)00
231996-10-10
15:21 UTC
6.23.52° N, 97.85° E
35km
IDVII (178 k)00
241997-06-11
19:12 UTC
5.52.9° N, 97.26° E
40km
IDVI (83 k)00
251997-07-07
11:19 UTC
5.51.02° N, 97.45° E
23km
IDVII (113 k)00
261997-07-07
11:24 UTC
5.81° N, 97.48° E
28km
IDVII (174 k)00
271997-08-20
07:15 UTC
64.32° N, 96.43° E
7km
IDVIII (8 k)00
281998-04-01
17:56 UTC
70.56° S, 99.2° E
32km
IDVII (264 k)00
292001-05-18
02:05 UTC
5.80.41° N, 97.75° E
20km
IDVII (53 k)00
302002-11-02
01:26 UTC
7.22.82° N, 96.09° E
32km
IDVIII (2 k)33
312002-11-02
09:46 UTC
6.32.94° N, 96.38° E
36km
IDVII (9 k)00
322002-11-13
15:53 UTC
5.52.98° N, 96.01° E
33km
IDVI (29 k)00
332003-01-10
15:18 UTC
5.70.21° N, 97.88° E
27km
IDVII (32)00
342003-01-22
02:58 UTC
5.74.5° N, 97.49° E
29km
IDVII (2 k)00
352004-05-11
08:28 UTC
6.10.4° N, 97.77° E
21km
IDVII (95 k)00
362004-12-26
00:58 UTC
93.27° N, 95.86° E
22km
IDIX (237 k)0227898landslide, tsunami
372004-12-26
21:06 UTC
5.54.52° N, 96.33° E
10km
IDVII (2 k)00
382004-12-27
06:59 UTC
5.62.96° N, 95.51° E
28km
IDVII (1 k)00
392004-12-27
20:10 UTC
5.72.89° N, 95.57° E
9km
IDVI (18 k)00
402005-01-01
01:55 UTC
5.72.9° N, 95.56° E
26km
IDVII (18 k)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
432005-03-28
16:09 UTC
8.62.05° N, 97.06° E
34km
IDVIII (509 k)13031303tsunami
442005-03-28
16:21 UTC
5.81.14° N, 97.04° E
30km
IDVII (15 k)00
452005-03-28
16:38 UTC
5.91.2° N, 97.46° E
20km
IDVIII (14 k)00
462005-03-28
16:44 UTC
5.52.08° N, 96.47° E
32km
IDVII (514)00
472005-03-28
18:30 UTC
6.10.92° N, 97.84° E
30km
IDVIII (5 k)00
482005-03-28
19:02 UTC
5.81.03° N, 97.81° E
40km
IDVII (97 k)00
492005-03-28
23:37 UTC
5.62.89° N, 96.4° E
30km
IDVII (175)00
502005-03-29
05:16 UTC
5.92.67° N, 96.57° E
39km
IDVII (18 k)00
512005-03-29
06:16 UTC
5.51.79° N, 99.16° E
20km
IDVII (2 k)00
522005-03-30
01:13 UTC
5.51.77° N, 97.08° E
20km
IDVI (180)00
532005-03-31
07:23 UTC
5.81.72° N, 97.07° E
22km
IDVI (749)00
542005-04-01
20:32 UTC
5.60.32° N, 98.12° E
29km
IDVI (38 k)00
552005-04-03
00:59 UTC
60.37° N, 98.3° E
30km
IDVII (3 k)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
592005-04-08
05:48 UTC
6.10.25° S, 97.7° E
21km
IDVI (34)00
602005-04-11
06:11 UTC
62.13° N, 96.71° E
24km
IDVIII (834)00
612005-04-16
16:38 UTC
6.41.84° N, 97.62° E
31km
IDVII (80 k)00
622005-04-28
14:07 UTC
6.22.11° N, 96.76° E
22km
IDVIII (33)00
632005-05-14
05:05 UTC
6.70.51° N, 98.36° E
34km
IDVII (50 k)00
642005-05-19
01:54 UTC
6.91.97° N, 96.99° E
41km
IDVIII (22 k)00
652005-06-03
00:42 UTC
5.81.45° N, 97.11° E
19km
IDVIII (3 k)00
662005-06-08
06:28 UTC
62.16° N, 96.69° E
22km
IDVIII (155)00
672005-06-10
17:42 UTC
5.51.8° N, 97.08° E
27km
IDVII (494)00
682005-07-05
01:52 UTC
6.61.78° N, 97.05° E
21km
IDVIII (9 k)00
692005-07-11
14:36 UTC
5.51.28° N, 97.19° E
22km
IDVIII (313)00
702005-10-08
04:30 UTC
5.61.99° N, 97.86° E
32km
IDVI (139 k)00
712005-10-16
19:03 UTC
5.72.03° N, 97.93° E
32km
IDVII (37 k)00
722005-11-04
17:44 UTC
5.51.24° N, 97.24° E
30km
IDVII (47 k)00
732005-11-19
14:10 UTC
6.32.14° N, 96.78° E
21km
IDVIII (1 k)00
742005-11-27
23:31 UTC
5.61.15° N, 97.24° E
24km
IDVII (80 k)00
752005-12-18
04:23 UTC
5.72.86° N, 95.92° E
21km
IDVIII (481)00
762006-01-31
19:15 UTC
5.92.62° N, 96.02° E
24km
IDVIII (5 k)00
772006-04-25
18:26 UTC
6.31.99° N, 96.97° E
21km
IDVIII (9 k)00
782006-05-16
15:28 UTC
6.80.09° N, 97.01° E
12km
IDV (774 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
21:39 UTC
5.80.61° N, 99.81° E
29km
IDVII (72 k)77landslide
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
MMICityPopulation
IVKisaran130k
IVTanjungbalai143k
IVPerbaungan157k
IVTeluk Nibung25k
IVPercut311k
IVMedan1,751k
IVTebingtinggi118k
IVSaribudolok0
IVPematangsiantar210k
IVLabuhan Deli50k
IVSondi0
IVBelawan103k
IVPekan Bahapal40k
IVTigarunggu0
IVStabat27k
IVDeli Tua28k
IIISunggal158k
IIIBinjai229k
IIISarimatondang0
IIIPane Tongah0
IIIBandar31k
IIIRantauprapat103k
IIITanjungtiram25k
IIIKabanjahe57k
IIIParapat0
IIISipintuangin0
IIIOnan Ganjang0
IIIAmbarita0
IIIPangkalan Brandan26k
IIIPanguruan0
IIIHarian0
IIISabak Bernam17k
IIIPadangsidempuan101k
IIISibolga80k
IIILangsa54k
IIITeluk Intan63k
IIIPantai Remis16k
IIILumut40k
IIIBatu Gajah46k
IIIKuala Kangsar39k
IIISungai Besar27k

(k = x1,000)


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