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Indonesia: Earthquake: 2009/02/12 Country Information on DRR

Period 2009/02/12
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Earthquake
Outline February 12, 2009, a series of earthquakes shook far northeastern Indonesia Thursday, injuring at least 42 people and damaging about 500 homes and other buildings, officials said.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Over 300 buildings were seriously damaged and over 3,000 people escaped from their homes after a 7.4-magnitude quake rocked North Sulawesi province on Thursday morning, according to the Health Ministry. 2009/02/12
Powerful quakes rock northeastern Indonesia


GDAC 2009/02/12
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).

USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Magnitude 6.2 Date-Time Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 08:30:16 UTC Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 04:30:16 PM at epicenter Location 4.057°N, 126.940°E Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program Region KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA