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Event: EQ Earthquake
Number: 2009-000043
Country: IDN Indonesia
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Date (YMD): 2009-2-11
Time: 5:34:00 PM
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Magnitude: 7.2
Information Source:GDACS
Comments: On 2/11/2009 5:34:50 PM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 and depth 20km has struck an moderately populated area in the Sulawesi Utara Province (population: 2.6 million) in Indonesia. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be medium (Orange alert). It is likely that a tsunami was generated. The maximum tsunami wave height near the coast of Indonesia, Sulawesi Tengah will be 1.6m. Please refer to the GDACS tsunami report for more details. This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact since the affected region is moderately populated and has medium vulnerability to natural disasters.
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