List of earthquakes in Indonesia

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"Indonesian earthquake" redirects here. For the major 2004 earthquake and tsunami, see 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
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.

List of Indonesian earthquakes[edit]

Date Region M MMI Fatalities Injuries Comments
1629-08-01 Banda Sea Tsunami (regional)
1674-02-17 AmbonSeram Islands 6.8 86 135 Severe damage / tsunami NGDC
1797-02-10 Sumatra 8.4 Mw Numerous Tsunami (local)
1815-11-22 Bali 7.0 10,253 Tsunami NGDC
1833-11-25 Sumatra 8.8–9.2 Mw
1861-02-16 Sumatra 8.5 Mw 2,000+
1899-09-30 Seram Island 7.8 Ms >3000 Tsunami (local)
1917-01-20 Bali 6.6 Ms IX 1,500
1935-12-28 Sumatra 7.7 Mw VIII Unknown
1938-02-01 Banda Sea 8.4 Mw VII N/A
1943-06-08 Sumatra 7.2 Mw Unknown Doublet
1943-06-09 Sumatra 7.5 Mw Unknown Doublet
1965-01-24 Sanana Island 8.2 Mw 71
1976-06-25 Papua 7.1 Mw 5,000 Landslides
1976-07-15 Bali 6.5 Ms 573
1977-08-19 Sumba 8.3 Mw 180
1979-12-18 Bali 6.3 Ms 27
1981-01-19 Papua 6.8 ML 305
1982-12-25 Flores 5.9 Mw 13
1984-11-17 Northern Sumatra 7.2 Mw N/A
1989-08-01 West Papua 6.0 Mw 120
1992-12-11 Flores Region 7.8 Mw IX–X 2,500 Tsunami (local)
1994-02-15 Sumatra 7.0 Mw 207
1994-06-03 Java 7.8 Mw 250 Tsunami (local)
1996-01-01 Sulawesi 7.9 Mw 8 Tsunami (local) [1]
1996-02-17 Biak 8.1 Mw 108
2000-06-04 Southern Sumatra 7.9 Mw VI 103
2002-10-10 Western New Guinea 7.6 Mw 8 Tsunami (local) [2]
2002-11-02 Northern Sumatra 7.3 Mw 3
2003-05-26 Halmahera 7.0 Mw 1 [3]
2004-02-05 Western New Guinea 7.0 Mw VI 37 Doublet [4]
2004-02-07 Western New Guinea 7.3 Mw Doublet / Damage at Nabire [5]
2004-11-11 Kepulauan Alor 7.5 Mw VIII 34 [6]
2004-11-26 Papua 7.1 Mw VIII 32 130 [7]
2004-12-26 SumatraAndaman Islands 9.1–9.3 Mw 230,000–280,000 Tsunami (basin wide)
2005-03-28 Northern Sumatra 8.6 Mw VI 1,346
2005-07-05 Nias Region 6.7 Mw Damage at Gunungsitoli [8]
2006-03-14 Seram 6.7 Mw VI 4 Tsunami (local) (7 m (23 ft)) [9]
2006-05-26 Java 6.4 Mw IX >5,700 >37,000 injured
2006-07-17 Java 7.7 Mw IV 668 Tsunami (regional)
2006-12-18 North Sumatra 5.8 Mw VI 7 [10]
2007-01-21 Molucca Sea 7.5 Mw VI 4 [11]
2007-03-06 Sumatra 6.4 Mw VIII 68
2007-03-06 Sumatra 6.3 Mw VI
2007-09-12 Sumatra 8.5 Mw 23
2008-02-20 Simeulue 7.4 Mw 3 [12]
2008-02-25 Kepulauan Mentawai Region 6.7 Mw Homes damaged at Sikakap [13]
2008-11-16 Sulawesi 7.3 Mw VII 4
2009-01-04 West Papua 7.7 Mw VI 4 Doublet / Tsunami (local)
2009-01-04 West Papua 7.4 Mw VII Doublet
2009-02-12 Talaud Islands 7.2 Mw VI
2009-08-16 Siberut, Mentawai Islands 6.7 Mw N/A
2009-09-02 Java 7.0 Mw VII 81 Tsunami (local) [14]
2009-09-30 Sumatra 7.6 Mw VII 1,117 Tsunami (local)
2010-04-06 Sumatra 7.8 Mw VIII
2010-05-09 Sumatra 7.2 Mw
2010-06-16 Papua 7.0 Mw 17
2010-10-25 Sumatra 7.7 Mw 408 Tsunami (local)
2011-09-05 Northern Sumatra 6.7 Mw 10 [15]
2012-04-11 Wharton Basin 8.6 Mw 10 Doublet
2012-04-11 Wharton Basin 8.2 Mw 0 Doublet
2013-07-02 Northern Sumatra 6.1 Mw 42 [16]
Note: Date based on local time. Some recent earthquakes are known by their dates rather than specific locations—the Boxing Day 2004 earthquake is also known by the name Sumatra Andaman Island earthquake. Locations given are either the island/region within Indonesia, or one of the seas within the archipelago.

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