2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
|UTC time||2018-09-28 10:02:44|
|Local date||28 September 2018|
|Local time||18:02:44 WITA (Indonesia Central Standard Time)|
|Depth||20.0 km (12.4 mi)|
|Max. intensity||IX (Violent)|
|Tsunami||Yes (highest 7 m (23 ft) in Donggala Regency), with a maximum run-up of 15 m (49 ft) in Wani|
|Foreshocks||Mw 6.1, M5.4, M5.0|
On 28 September 2018, an earthquake struck the Minahasa Peninsula, Indonesia, with its epicentre located in the mountainous Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi. The quake was located 77 km (48 mi) away from the provincial capital Palu and was felt as far away as Samarinda on East Kalimantan and also in Tawau, Malaysia.
In the aftermath, a tsunami struck Palu, sweeping shore-lying houses and buildings on its way. The combined effects of the earthquake and tsunami led to the deaths of at least 2,256 people and injured a further 10,679. This is the deadliest earthquake in Indonesia's history.
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