List of earthquakes in Indonesia

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Earthquake damage in Ambon, 1898

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.

Earthquakes[edit]

Date Region M MMI Fatalities Injuries Comments
2016-12-07 Sumatra 6.5 Mw IX 104 1,273+
2016-03-02 Mentawai 7.8 Mw III
2015-07-27 Papua 7.0 Mw 1
2013-07-02 Northern Sumatra 6.1 Mw 42 [1]
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 Northern Sumatra 6.7 Mw 10 [2]
2010-10-25 Sumatra 7.7 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 [3]
2009-09-30 Sumatra 7.6 Mw VII 1,115 2,902 Tsunami (local)
2009-09-02 Java 7.0 Mw VII 79 1,250 Tsunami (local) [4]
2009-08-16 Siberut, Mentawai 6.7 Mw VI 7
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
2008-02-25 Kepulauan Mentawai 6.7 Mw Homes damaged at Sikakap [5]
2008-02-20 Simeulue 7.4 Mw 3 [6]
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 [7]
2006-12-18 North Sumatra 5.8 Mw VI 7 [8]
2006-07-17 Java 7.7 Mw IV 668 9,299 Tsunami (regional)
2006-05-26 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)) [9]
2005-07-05 Nias 6.7 Mw Damage at Gunungsitoli [10]
2005-03-28 Northern Sumatra 8.6 Mw VI 1,314 1,146
2004-12-26 SumatraAndaman 9.1–9.3 Mw IX 230,000–280,000 Tsunami (basin wide)
2004-11-26 Papua 7.1 Mw VIII 32 130–213
2004-11-11 Kepulauan Alor 7.5 Mw VIII 34 400 Severe damage [11]
2004-02-07 Western New Guinea 7.3 Mw Doublet / Damage at Nabire [12]
2004-02-05 Western New Guinea 7.0 Mw VI 37 Doublet [13]
2004-01-01 Bali 5.8 Mw VI 1 29 Several thousand buildings damaged NGDC
2003-05-26 Halmahera 7.0 Mw 1 [14]
2002-11-02 Northern Sumatra 7.3 Mw VI 3 65
2002-10-10 Western New Guinea 7.6 Mw 8 Tsunami (local) [15]
2000-06-04 Southern Sumatra 7.9 Mw VI 103 2,174+
1996-02-17 Biak 8.1 Mw VIII 166 423
1996-01-01 Sulawesi 7.9 Mw 8 Tsunami (local) [16]
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 Northern Sumatra 7.2 Mw
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 Island 8.2 Mw 71
1943-06-09 Sumatra 7.5 Mw Doublet
1943-07-23 Java 8.1 Ms 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)
1917-01-20 Bali 6.6 Ms IX 1,500 Landslides
1899-09-30 Seram Island 7.8 Ms 3,864+ Tsunami (local)
1867-06-10 Yogyakarta 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
1833-11-25 Sumatra 8.8–9.2 Mw Tsunami (local), 'numerous' casualties
1815-11-22 Bali 7.0 Ms 10,253 Tsunami NGDC
1797-02-10 Sumatra 8.4 Mw Numerous Tsunami (local), 'numerous' casualties
1699-01-05 Batavia (Jakarta) 28 49 buildings collapsed [17]
1674-02-17 AmbonSeram 6.8 Ms 86 135 Severe damage / tsunami NGDC
1629-08-01 Banda Sea 8.2–9.8 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.

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