M 6.2 in Indonesia on 26 Jul 2021 12:09 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 1278681
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 10.67 Km
Lat/Lon: -0.7479 , 121.9314
Event Date: 26 Jul 2021 12:09 UTC
26 Jul 2021 20:09 Local
Exposed Population: About 17000 people in MMI VI
350000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 26 Jul 2021 12:38 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.8 (Indonesia)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us6000ez5x Scaled population (raster) 0.48 Max wave alert 0.09m  
  C1 shakemap -1.73 Max wave realtime 0.09m  
  C2 shakemap 0.79      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.96      
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Indonesia - Earthquake (ECHO 27 Jul 2021)Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:36

  • An earthquake of 6.2 M at a depth of 11 km occurred in the Gulf of Tomini (north Sulawesi Island, central Indonesia) on 26 July at 12.09 UTC (20.09 local time). The epicentre was 23 km south of Batudaka Island, and 40 km north-east of Ampana City (Tojo Una-Una Regency, Central Sulawesi).
  • Up to 18,000 people were exposed to strong shaking and up to 38,000 to moderate shaking. A series of foreshocks and aftershocks in the area, included a 5.7 M foreshock, at a depth of 18 km.
  • The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reported initial displacedment in Tojo Una-Una Regency but many have already returned to their homes. Impact assessments are ongoing, however there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (86), (3), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),