Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Sulawesi, Indonesia on Friday, 12 April 2019 - information

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, 105 km south of Luwuk, Indonesia, on Friday, 12 April 2019 at 11:40 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Banda Sea, 105 km south of Luwuk, Indonesia, on Friday, 12 April 2019 at 11:40 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Apr 11:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Apr 12 11:53: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.5.
Date & time: 12 Apr 2019 11:40:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.88°S / 122.6°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (223 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (65 mi) S of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) ESE of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) N of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) S of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) ENE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) ESE of Palu (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) NE of Watampone (pop: 81,600) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) NE of Parepare (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) SSW of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (314 mi) NE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (161 mi) E of Sulawesi Island (pop: 18,455,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.510 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaGFZ
M 6.710 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaEMSC
M 6.818 km102km SSW of Luwuk, IndonesiaUSGS

User reports for this quake (59)

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Palu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : People run out of the house, head feels dizzy and water swings like waves
Palu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : People run out of the house, head feels dizzy and water swings like waves
Bali / not felt
321.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Cukup terasa gempa nya (reported through our app)
Palu, Sigi regency. (321.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Manado / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Luwuk / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
2591.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
99.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
323.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Gorontalo (263.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kendari / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ubud, Bali / not felt
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : From Russia, from Sankt Peterburg, not felt, всё в порядке, без вибрации и какой либо тряски, находился дома, обедал. Спасибо Вам большое, Я в кусе,))),!!!
Ampana (318.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Makassar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palu Selatan (319.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : terasa diayun (reported through our app)
271.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
294.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
275.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
125.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Makassar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
322.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Makassar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
160.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Palu (318 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
264.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Luwuk / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
294.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
424.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
507.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
258.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
422.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
277.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
326.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Rantanpao / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
323.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
421 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
323.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
321.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Makassar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
275.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The shake was quite strong and long. Make people comes to outside building (reported through our app)
Makassar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kota Palu (322.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
manado (1244 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
505.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
293.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
palu (323.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
324.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
509.7 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
323.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
(Indonesia, 320 km W of epicenter) : Belum hilang Trauma Jumat 28 Sept 2018.... Awalnya kiranya Pusing karena kurang darah ternyata.... Om Koro Lewat..... PANIK....!!!! (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 320 km W of epicenter) : Palu terasa tp aman (reported through EMSC)
Luwuk (Indonesia, 97 km N of epicenter) : di Luwuk terasa seperti getaran dengan suara gemuruh, agak lama sekitar 10 detik. lalu gempa susulan lagi lebih kencang akhirnya kami mengungsi. (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 1037 km N of epicenter) : Light shaking, I thought I am dizzy. (reported through EMSC)
Kota Tengah (Indonesia, 268 km N of epicenter) : Kota gorontalo terasa lebih dari 10 detik (reported through EMSC)
Malili (Indonesia, 192 km SW of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)
Palu Barat (Indonesia, 322 km W of epicenter) : Tanah serasa berayun, tidak ada kepanikan (reported through EMSC)
(Indonesia, 159 km SW of epicenter) : Terasa 3 kali (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (486 quakes):
  • 27 Sep 2019 08:08 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Sep 2019 14:48 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 18 Sep 2019 07:21 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Sep 2019 23:30 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 17 Sep 2019 16:35 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Sep 2019 17:39 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Sep 2019 08:46 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 08 Sep 2019 11:29 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 05 Sep 2019 08:09 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Sep 2019 10:55 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Sep 2019 19:52 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Sep 2019 06:22 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 31 Aug 2019 15:04 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 31 Aug 2019 13:56 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 27 Aug 2019 21:38 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 26 Aug 2019 23:14 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • Show all

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