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.