List of earthquakes in Indonesia

This is an incomplete list of more recent recorded major earthquakes that have occurred within the boundaries of Indonesia—as indicated by the geology of the region, and the volcanic activity—much large numbers of earthquakes of smaller magnitude occur very regularly due to the meeting of major tectonic plates in the region. Based on the records of the USGS, Indonesia has had more than 150 earthquakes with magnitude > 7 in the period 1901–2019.

Map of earthquakes in Indonesia 1900–2019
As of the present, six of the Top Ten strongest Indonesian earthquakes ≥ 8.3 Mw occurred near Sumatra and along the Java Trench.

EarthquakesEdit

Date Region Mag. MMI Fatalities Injuries Comments
2022-01-14 Java 6.6 Mw VI 10 [1]
2021-12-29 Barat Daya Islands 7.3 Mw VII Minimal damage [2]
2021-12-14 Flores 7.3 Mw VII 1 97 [3]
2021-10-16 Bali 4.7 Mw IV 3 72 [4]
2021-08-26 Sulawesi 5.7 Mw VII 1 39 [5]
2021-07-26 Sulawesi 6.3 Mw VI 1 [6]
2021-04-11 Java 6.0 Mw V 10 104 [7]
2021-02-03 Sulawesi 4.9 Mw III 1 [8]
2021-01-14 Sulawesi 6.2 Mw VI 105 3,369 [9]
2020-10-27 Sulawesi 5.4 Mw VI 1 [10]
2019-11-12 Maluku 5.0 Mw IV 2 9 Aftershock. [11]
2019-11-04 Molucca Sea 7.1 Mw VII 1 3 [12]
2019-10-10 Maluku 5.2 Mw IV 1 3 Casualties due to damage to a college. [13][14]
2019-09-25 Maluku 6.5 Mw VII 41 1,578 Landslides. [15]
2019-08-02 Java 6.9 Mw VI 8 8 [16]
2019-07-14 North Maluku 7.2 Mw VII 14 129 [17]
2019-04-12 Sulawesi 6.8 Mw VI 1 [18]
2019-03-17 Lombok 5.5 Mw V 6 182 [19]
2018-11-14 Sulawesi 5.6 Mw VII 7 6 Landslides. [20]
2018-10-10 Java 6.0 Mw V 4 36 [21]
2018-09-28 Sulawesi 7.5 Mw X 4,340 10,679 Major tsunami (up to 11m), more than 600 people missing. [22]
2018-08-19 Lombok 6.9 Mw VII 14 24 Fatalities also in Sumbawa. [23]
2018-08-19 Lombok 6.3 Mw VII 2 3 Aftershock. [24]
2018-08-09 Lombok 5.9 Mw VII 6 24 Aftershock. [25]
2018-08-05 Lombok 6.9 Mw VIII 513 1,353 Widespread damage. [26]
2018-07-29 Lombok 6.4 Mw VIII 20 401 Foreshock. [27][28]
2018-07-21 Sumatra 5.2 MW 1 2 [29]
2018-04-18 Java 4.5 MW 3 21 Building damage in Kalibening District. [30]
2018-01-23 Java 6.0 MW V 2 41
2017-12-15 Java 6.5 Mw VII 4 36
2017-10-31 Ambon 6.3 Mw VII 1 [31]
2016-12-07 Sumatra 6.5 Mw IX 104 1,273 Heavy damage in Aceh region.
2016-03-02 Sumatra 7.8 Mw III
2015-07-28 Papua 7.0 Mw VII 1 Buildings damaged or destroyed. [32]
2013-07-02 Sumatra 6.1 Mw 43 276 [33]
2012-04-11 Wharton Basin 8.2 Mw VI Doublet
2012-04-11 Wharton Basin 8.6 Mw VII 10 12 Doublet
2011-09-05 Sumatra 6.7 Mw 10 [34]
2010-10-25 Sumatra 7.8 Mw VII 408 Tsunami (local), hundreds missing.
2010-06-16 Papua 7.0 Mw VII 17
2010-05-09 Sumatra 7.2 Mw V
2010-04-06 Sumatra 7.8 Mw VIII 62
2009-10-01 Sumatra 6.6 Mw VII 3 Severe damage. [35]
2009-09-30 Sumatra 7.6 Mw VII 1,115 2,902 Tsunami (local)
2009-09-02 Java 7.3 Mw VII 79 1,250 Tsunami (local) [36]
2009-02-12 Talaud 7.2 Mw VI 64
2009-01-04 West Papua 7.4 Mw VII Doublet
2009-01-04 West Papua 7.7 Mw VI 4 50+ Doublet / tsunami (local)
2008-11-16 Sulawesi 7.3 Mw VII 4 59
2008-02-20 Simeulue 7.4 Mw 3 [37]
2007-09-12 Sumatra 8.4 Mw 23 88
2007-03-06 Sumatra 6.3 Mw VI
2007-03-06 Sumatra 6.4 Mw VIII 68 460
2007-01-21 Molucca Sea 7.5 Mw VI 4 [38]
2006-12-18 Sumatra 5.8 Mw VI 7 [39]
2006-07-17 Java 7.7 Mw IV 668 9,299 Tsunami (regional)
2006-05-27 Java 6.4 Mw IX 5,749 38,568 Extreme damage
2006-03-14 Seram 6.7 Mw VI 4 Tsunami (local) (7 m (23 ft)) [40]
2005-03-28 Sumatra 8.6 Mw VI 1,314 1,146
2004-12-26 SumatraAndaman 9.1–9.3 Mw IX 227,898 Tsunami (basin wide), 167,540 fatalities in Indonesia
2004-11-26 Papua 7.1 Mw VIII 32 130–213
2004-11-11 Alor 7.5 Mw VIII 34 400 Severe damage [41]
2004-02-07 Western New Guinea 7.3 Mw Doublet / Damage at Nabire [42]
2004-02-05 Western New Guinea 7.0 Mw VI 37 Doublet [43]
2004-01-01 Bali 5.8 Mw VI 1 29 Several thousand buildings damaged NGDC
2003-05-26 Halmahera 7.0 Mw 1 [44]
2002-11-02 Sumatra 7.3 Mw VI 3 65
2002-10-10 Western New Guinea 7.6 Mw 8 Tsunami (local) [45]
2000-06-04 Sumatra 7.9 Mw VI 103 2,174
2000-05-04 Sulawesi 7.6 Mw VII 46 264 Tsunami (local) NGDC
1999-12-21 Java 6.5 Mw VII 5 220
1996-02-17 Biak 8.1 Mw VIII 166 423
1996-01-01 Sulawesi 7.9 Mw 8 Tsunami (local) [46]
1995-10-06 Sumatra 6.8 Mw 84 1868 Extreme damage NGDC
1994-06-03 Java 7.8 Mw IV 250 Tsunami (local)
1994-02-15 Sumatra 7.0 Mw VII 207 2,000+
1992-12-11 Flores 7.8 Mw IX–X 2,500 500 Tsunami (local)
1989-08-01 West Papua 6.0 Mw VIII 120 125
1984-11-17 Sumatra 7.2 Mw VII 1
1982-12-25 Flores 5.9 Mw VI 13 390
1981-01-19 Papua 6.8 ML 305 Hundreds missing
1979-12-18 Bali 6.3 Ms VIII 27 200+
1977-08-19 Sumba 8.3 Mw 180 1,100 Tsunami (local)
1976-07-15 Bali 6.5 Ms IX 573 4,750
1976-06-25 Papua 7.1 Mw X 422 Landslides, thousands missing
1968-10-19 Sulawesi 7.4 ML 213
1965-01-24 Sanana 8.2 Mw 71
1943-06-09 Sumatra 7.5 Mw Doublet
1943-07-23 Java 7.0 Mw VIII 213 2,096 Severe damage NGDC
1943-06-08 Sumatra 7.2 Mw Doublet
1938-02-01 Banda Sea 8.4 Mw VII Tsunami (local)
1935-12-28 Sumatra 7.7 Mw VIII Tsunami (local)
1926-06-28 West Sumatra 7.6 ML VII 354
1917-01-20 Bali 6.6 Ms IX 1,500 Landslides
1907-01-04 Sumatra 8.2–8.4 Mw VIII 2,188 Tsunami (regional)
1899-09-30 Seram 7.8 Ms 3,864 Tsunami (local)
1867-06-10 Java IX 5 Severe damage NGDC
1861-02-16 Sumatra 8.5 Mw 2,000+
1852-11-25 Banda Sea 8.3 Ms IX Severe damage / tsunami (regional) NGDC
1834-10-10 Java 7.0 Mw VIII
1833-11-25 Sumatra 8.8–9.2 Mw Numerous Tsunami (local)
1815-11-22 Bali 7.0 Ms 10,253 Tsunami NGDC
1797-02-10 Sumatra 8.4 Mw Numerous Tsunami (local)
1780-01-22 Java 8.5 Mw X-XI Severe Damage
1699-01-05 Batavia (Jakarta) 28 49 buildings collapsed [47]
1674-02-17 AmbonSeram 6.8 Ms 86 135 Severe damage / tsunami NGDC
1629-08-01 Banda Sea 8.2–8.8 Ms Tsunami (regional)
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.
 
Earthquake damage in Ambon, 1898

See alsoEdit

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