An earthquake of 5.5 M (5.8 M for the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency - BMKG) at a depth of 10 km occurred in the coastal area of central-eastern Sulawesi Island on 26 August at 2.14 UTC (9.14 local time). The epicentre was approximately 4 km north-northeast of Ampana Town (Tojo Una-Una Regency, Central Sulawesi).
USGS PAGER estimates that up to 9,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 6,000 people to strong shaking.
According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), one person has died and several people have left their houses after the seismic event. The earthquake did not trigger a tsunami as reported by BNPB.
National and local authorities are collecting humanitarian and damage assessments.