Indonesia - Sulawesi earthquake

WHO responding to earthquake and tsunami hit Central Sulawesi Province

28 September 2018 - A 7.7 Richter scale magnitude earthquake hit Central Sulawesi Province affecting mainly Donggala district, Parigi Mountong district and Palu city. Fifteen minutes later, a tsunami hit Palu City. The estimated affected population is more than 310 000 in Donggala regency, near the epicenter. Nearby major city is Palu city with maximum affected population of more than 350 000.

WHO is working closely with the Ministry of Health and other humanitarian partners in the country to provide necessary and timely support based on identified needs and assessment on-ground.


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Paranietharan, Dr Navaratnasamy
Telephone: +62 21 5204349

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