M 6 in Indonesia on 09 Sep 2023 14:43 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 1390803
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.0M
Depth: 9.9 Km
Lat/Lon: 0.0054 , 119.7709
Event Date: 09 Sep 2023 14:43 UTC
09 Sep 2023 22:43 Local
Exposed Population: 3 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 09 Sep 2023 15:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.8 (Indonesia)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0
us7000kulj Scaled population (vector) 2.53  
  C1 shakemap -1.73  
  C2 shakemap 0.79  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.96  
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Indonesia - Earthquake (ECHO 11 Sep 2023)Mon, 11 Sep 2023 11:26

  • An earthquake of 6.0 M at a depth of 10 km (6.3 M as reported by  Indonesian authorities) occurred over the Makassar Strait very close to the north-western coast of Central Sulawesi Province of Sulawesi Island on 9 September at 14.43 UTC (22.43 local time). The epicentre was located in the sea approximately 15 km south-east of Sipoeroe Town, Central Sulawesi Province.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 11,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 54,000 people to strong shaking.
  • According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), almost 3,000 people have been displaced, more than 7,200 were affected, and 12 houses have been damaged as well as a public building in the Regencues of Donggala and Parigi Moutong.
  • National authorities are conducting monitoring, assessment, and data collection. 
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),