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M6.3 earthquake on Saturday, 18 August 2012 at 09:41 (56km SSE of Palu, Indonesia)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 56km SSE of Palu, Indonesia on Saturday, 18 August 2012

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - 56km SSE of Palu, Indonesia on Saturday, 18 August 2012
Date & time: Saturday, 18 August 2012 09:41 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:41 (Asia/Makassar)
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 19.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.3431°S / 120.103°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) SE of Palu (pop: 282,400)
72 km (45 mi) W of Poso (pop: 47,100)
182 km (113 mi) N of Rantepao (pop: 40,400)
184 km (114 mi) N of Palopo (pop: 129,300)
1568 km (974 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 18 Aug 09:41 UTCM 6.3 / 10 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
Sat, 18 Aug 09:41 UTCM 6.3 / 10 kmSULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:41 (Asia/Makassar) (18 Aug 09:41:54 UTC)M 6.3 / 19.9 km56km SSE of Palu, IndonesiaUSGS
Sat, 18 Aug 09:41 UTCM 6.5 / 35 kmSulawesi, Indonesia, Borneo - CelebesGeoAu
Sat, 18 Aug 09:41 UTCM 6.5 / 7 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaGeoAu
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.
shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: 56km SSE of Palu, Indonesia, 18 Aug 2012 09:41

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (65 quakes):
  • 28 Dec 2012 21:06 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Dec 2012 20:09 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 28 Dec 2012 12:15 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Dec 2012 05:39 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Dec 2012 14:16 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Dec 2012 11:51 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Dec 2012 10:59 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 19 Dec 2012 12:39 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Dec 2012 19:33 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Dec 2012 16:39 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Nov 2012 18:52 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 13 Nov 2012 20:45 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 10 Nov 2012 02:12 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Nov 2012 15:54 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Nov 2012 19:11 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 03 Nov 2012 19:04 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 56km SSE of Palu, Indonesia on Saturday, 18 August 2012

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