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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi on Friday, 28 September 2018 - information

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, 28 September 2018 at 10:02 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, 28 September 2018 at 10:02 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Sep 10:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Sep 28 10:10: Magnitude recalculated from 7.6 to 7.5.
Sep 28 10:12: Magnitude recalculated from 7.5 to 7.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 25.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 2018-09-28 10:02:44 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.22°S / 119.86°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) N of Palu (pop: 282,400)
164 km (102 mi) NW of Poso (pop: 47,100)
1591 km (989 mi) NE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2018-09-28 10:02:44 UTCM 7.4 / 10 kmMinahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
2018-09-28 10:02:44 UTCM 7.4 / 10 kmMINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIAEMSC
2018-09-28 10:02:43 UTC
2018-09-28 18:02:43 +08:00
M 7.5 / 10 km78km N of Palu, IndonesiaUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (40)

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PALU / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Mungkin saat itu semua bukan lagi skala IX MMI
Parigi / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : At that moment, we both runing then pull-down. Very strong and very bad experience in my life.
15 km S of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : I had some severe shaking. My house walls started to crack alot. All my things were knocked over. I have now moved to Thailand.
PALU / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
12975.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
oldenburg 26121 / not felt : wenn ein grosser hurrikan4 -5 ist .und es bei hawai oder fidj ein beben gibt ,ist das eine oder zwei wochen säter in indonesien,entlag der feuerrings,kann mann die uhr nach stellen,ein hurrican als verursacher
3130.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very weak shaking, it knocked most of my stuff over. (reported through our app)
300.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
558.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
271.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
998 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Makassar / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light skaking whole sitting for longer period ~30 Sec. No damages in makassar.
Balikpapan (355.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : di hotel Aston Balikpapan agak terasa pusing sedikit.. (reported through our app)
1089 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Rantepao (307 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the shaking for about 20 seconds. Nothing broken. (reported through our app)
Rantepao / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Weak shaking / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
367.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
1656.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
3921.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
2644.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
549 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Samarinda, East Borneo (299.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Waikoloa hawaii / Light shaking (MMI IV)
310.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
353.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
375.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
(Indonesia, 1011 km SW of epicenter) : Could have been the wind (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 305 km SE of epicenter) : Gempa juga terasa sampai Sorowako (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 78 km S of epicenter) : Its so hard (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 78 km N of epicenter) : Very, very strong, oh my Allah!. (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 610 km E of epicenter) : These earthquakes series are NOT in Minahasa/North Sulawesi, but on CENTRAL SULAWESI, (reported through EMSC)
Barru (Indonesia, 467 km S of epicenter) : Terasa di Kab. Barru Sulawesi Selatan (reported through EMSC)
Penampang (Malaysia, 796 km NW of epicenter) : light shaking onlyyyy (reported through EMSC)
Banggae Timur (Indonesia, 381 km S of epicenter) : I felt the shaking..everything was shaking.. (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 315 km SE of epicenter) : Masjid Al hidayah also...dyration shaking 1 minute... (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 538 km S of epicenter) : At Makassar airport and I had a feeling of light tremor. (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 364 km W of epicenter) : Pintu kamar mandi sempat goyang beberapa kali (reported through EMSC)
Wara (Indonesia, 310 km S of epicenter) : Terasa di palopo, sulawesi selatan (reported through EMSC)
Samarinda Ulu (Indonesia, 306 km W of epicenter) : Terasa di Samarinda Kaltim (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 2018-09-28 10:02 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1694 quakes):
  • 24 Sep 2020 13:07 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    198 km (123 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 24 Sep 2020 07:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    279 km (173 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 23 Sep 2020 14:13 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    299 km (186 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 23 Sep 2020 08:36 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    249 km (155 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Sep 2020 12:54 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    170 km (105.6 mi) depth
    |
    245 km (153 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Sep 2020 06:44 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    254 km (158 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Sep 2020 06:44 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    247 km (153 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Sep 2020 02:08 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    236 km (147 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Sep 2020 17:49 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    224 km (139 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 20 Sep 2020 12:52 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    287 km (179 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Sep 2020 16:29 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Sep 2020 12:38 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Sep 2020 07:16 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    288 km (179 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Sep 2020 07:16 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    290 km (180 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 16:30 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    270 km (167 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 01:02 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    194 km (121 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, 28 September 2018 at 10:02 (GMT)

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