2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami

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2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami is located in Sulawesi
2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami is located in Indonesia
2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
UTC time2018-09-28 10:02:44
ISC event612780996
Local date28 September 2018
Local time18:02:44 WITA (Indonesia Central Standard Time)
Magnitude7.5 Mw
Depth20.0 km (12.4 mi)
Epicentre0°10′41″S 119°50′24″E / 0.178°S 119.840°E / -0.178; 119.840Coordinates: 0°10′41″S 119°50′24″E / 0.178°S 119.840°E / -0.178; 119.840
FaultPalu-Koro fault
Max. intensityIX (Violent)
TsunamiYes (highest 7 m (23 ft) in Donggala Regency),[1] with a maximum run-up of 15 m (49 ft) in Wani[2]
ForeshocksMw 6.1, M5.4, M5.0
AftershocksFive M≥5.5
  • 4,340 dead[3]
  • 10,679 injured
  • 667 missing[3]
  • 70,821 evacuated[4]
  • (longer term) 206,524 made refugees as of 10/28[5]

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.[6]

Many foreshocks followed, the largest of which was a magnitude 6.1 tremor that occurred earlier that day.

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 since 2006.

References[change | change source]

  1. "BNPB: Tsunami di Donggala Capai 7 Meter, Lampaui Tiang Listrik". Detik. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. "Crew Recount Terror of Indonesia Tsunami That Dumped Ferry in Village". The Epoch Times.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sangadji, Ruslan (January 30, 2019). "Central Sulawesi disasters killed 4,340 people, final count reveals". Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  4. ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (3 October 2018). "Situation Update No . 5 M 7.4 Earthquake & Tsunami Sulawesi, Indonesia" (PDF). Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. "Bencana Sulteng, Total Sementara Korban Meninggal Capai 2.086 Jiwa". 2018-10-28.
  6. "Earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia - at least 844 people killed". 28 September 2018. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.