2008 Sulawesi earthquake
|Date||November 16, 2008|
|Depth||21 km (13 mi)|
|Epicenter||Sulawesi, Indonesia, near Gorontalo|
|Casualties||4 killed, 59 injured|
The 2008 Sulawesi earthquake struck Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 16 November at 17:02:31 UTC. A 7.3 Mw earthquake, it was followed by seven aftershocks higher than 5.0 Mw. Tsunami warnings were issued for the region, but later cancelled. Four people were killed in the quake and 59 injured.
The earthquake caused four fatalities and nearly 60 injuries. Over 700 houses were destroyed, and several buildings collapsed, one of which killed a man in the city of Gorontalo. The assessment of damage in rural areas with unreliable communication led officials to believe that the extent of the damage was greater than their initial evaluations.
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