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The 2008 Sulawesi earthquake struck Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 16 November at 17:02:31 UTC.[2] 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.[1] Four people were killed in the quake and 59 injured.[1]

2008 Sulawesi earthquake
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UTC time2008-11-16 17:02:32
ISC event11453303
Local dateNovember 17, 2008 (2008-11-17)
Local time01:02
Magnitude7.3 Mw
Depth21 km (13 mi)
Epicenter1°17′N 122°04′E / 1.29°N 122.07°E / 1.29; 122.07Coordinates: 1°17′N 122°04′E / 1.29°N 122.07°E / 1.29; 122.07
Areas affectedIndonesia
Max. intensityVII
Casualties4 killed, 59 injured[1]



The earthquake caused four fatalities and nearly 60 injuries.[3] Over 700 houses were destroyed,[3] and several buildings collapsed, one of which killed a man in the city of Gorontalo.[3] 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.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Four killed in Indonesia quake". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. November 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
  2. ^ "Magnitude 7.3 - MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA". USGS. November 16, 2008. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  3. ^ a b c d "Four killed in Indonesia quake". ABC News. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2015-09-15.

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