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Duration2000/05 A strong earthquake hit the eastern part of Sulawesi island and neighbouring small islands in Indonesia on 4 May 2000. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 7.3 on the Richter scale with the epicentre situated at latitude 0.9 degrees south and longitude 123.4 degrees east. It occurred at 04.21 hrs GMT, or 12.21 hrs local time. Several aftershocks and a tidal wave reportedly followed the quake.
Country or DistrictIndonesia

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
Deutsche Presse Agentur 2000/05/10
The death toll rose to 46.
More than 14,000 houses and 237 government buildings were damaged, with at least 500 totally destroyed.

Some 30,000 people left homeless by a deadly earthquake in central Indonesia last week continue to face acute shortages of drinking water, medicine and treatment.
OCHA Situation Report No.2 2000/05/08
The number of people killed is 38, seriously injured 51, and slightly injured 213.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that as many as 170,000 people have been made homeless.

The number of houses totally destroyed is 632, seriously damaged 10,555 and slightly damaged 4,210. (except other buildings such as government buildings, public health centers, schools and bridges)

OCHA Situation Report No.1 2000/05/05
The number of casualties is still unclear but according to one media report, 22 people have been killed and 21 people seriously injured.
Since rescue teams have not been able to reach isolated areas, the death toll is likely to rise.

Over 1,000 houses have been destroyed by the quake or swept away by the tsunami. Some villages along the eastern tip of Sulawesi, and others on small, outlying islands, have reportedly been flattened.

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Geographycal Data Information
  • USGS Report
    The map of the epicenter and predicted P-wave travel times
Emergency Relief Information
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center