Members of DHN Activate for Indonesia EQ/Tsunami

By: HelpEarth Foundation
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* Help Earth Foundation
* Digital Humanitarian Network

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WASHINGTON - Oct. 2, 2018 - PRLog -- Help Earth Foundation (HEF) and fellow members of Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN), a virtual network that supports the activities of its members to reduce human suffering globally by leveraging modern technology,  and will be using physical and online skills after Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (ASEAN) asked member of DHN to offer support.

As reported by ASEAN, On Friday (28/09) at 13.59 hrs, an earthquake with a strength of 5.9 SR and updated to 6.0 SR Lok: 0.35 LS, 119.82 BT (The epicenter was at land 61 km north of Palu), Depth: 10 km shook the Kab. Donggala, Prov. Central Sulawesi. Earthquake with magnitude 7.7 magnitude strength which is then updated by BMKG to magnitude 7.4 shook the Palu City and Donggala, Central Sulawesi at 17:02 hrs causing more damages. Earthquake epicentre was recorded at 10 km depth, 27 km northeast of Donggala, Central Sulawesi.

Further, A Tsunami struck Talise beach in Palu City and beaches in Donggala and some settlements and buildings on the beach. Assessment and data collection on the number of victims are still underway.

HEF began; monitoring #sulawesi on Friday afternoon after seen an Instagram post shot of the Tsunamia from an eyewitness and shared from a surfer Kelly Slater.  As of Today HEF will work, virtually, along side of fellow #Crisis Free Agents on the Open Street Map projects, while fellow members of DHN will be providing Crisis Data and translators and interpreters.

According to the population census data of 2010, 1,536,367 are potentially affected by this event across 6 regencies and 85 districts. Initial reports (as at 30 September) have estimated 832 casualties with over 540 injuries and 29 missing across 934 affected villages. There are currently over 16,732 displaced persons being housed with 24 evacuation sites. Note that this figures are still expected to rise. Currently, 264 bodies have been recovered with 87 disaster victims being identified by National Police.

DHN was requested to help in the following areas. :

1) Real-time media monitoring of mainstream and social media

2) Support to OSM on the following:

3) Rapid geo-location of pictures from social media, event-data and infrastructure data

4) Creation of live crisis maps for decision support

5) Crowdsourcing support for satellite imagery analysis

6) Time-sensitive web-based research


Created with a mission to leverage artistic content to support charitable efforts at the micro level – small to midsized nonprofits and larger organizations that are working hard to make a difference in communities across the United States and the world. The foundation's causes are picked by HEF partners or by our associated artists. HEF is the outgrowth of Tsunami BandAide, which was established to raise funds in support of the Boxer Day Tsunami relief effort in 2004. The work in bringing together entertainers and the NGO community to support that cause led to the launch of the Help Earth Foundation. Today, as a nonprofit committed to helping the earth and those that inhabit it, HEF seeks opportunities to support long-term, as well as emergency initiatives local and via the Digital Humanitarian Network.   Visit
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