Latest earthquakes near Palu, Central Sulawesi today

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List of latest earthquakes near Palu.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 27, 2024 03:31
(Makassar)
M 3.1 165 km SE
from Palu
May 26, 2024 23:32
(Makassar)
M 4.2 177 km SE
from Palu
May 26, 2024 05:45
(Makassar)
M 2.5 50 km SW
from Palu
May 22, 2024 15:56
(Makassar)
M 3.9 246 km ENE
from Palu
May 22, 2024 02:50
(Makassar)
M 2.7 52 km SSE
from Palu
May 22, 2024 01:40
(Makassar)
M 3.1 269 km NNE
from Palu
May 22, 2024 00:00
(Makassar)
M 2.7 248 km NE
from Palu
May 20, 2024 23:39
(Makassar)
M 2.6 223 km SE
from Palu
May 20, 2024 06:11
(Makassar)
M 2.9 248 km ENE
from Palu
May 19, 2024 04:26
(Makassar)
M 3.2 252 km SE
from Palu
May 17, 2024 15:54
(Makassar)
M 2.5 207 km SE
from Palu
May 17, 2024 10:37
(Makassar)
M 3.5 210 km NNE
from Palu
May 17, 2024 10:00
(Makassar)
M 3.3 37 km ESE
from Palu
May 16, 2024 23:14
(Makassar)
M 2.7 234 km SE
from Palu
May 16, 2024 01:40
(Makassar)
M 2.7 231 km SSW
from Palu
May 15, 2024 19:28
(Makassar)
M 2.9 227 km SE
from Palu
May 15, 2024 17:11
(Makassar)
M 3.2 234 km SSW
from Palu
May 15, 2024 15:38
(Makassar)
M 2.7 229 km SSW
from Palu
May 15, 2024 15:32
(Makassar)
M 2.9 225 km SSW
from Palu
May 15, 2024 09:45
(Makassar)
M 3.0 201 km NNE
from Palu
May 14, 2024 21:41
(Makassar)
M 4.3 287 km SE
from Palu
May 14, 2024 09:51
(Makassar)
M 4.4 244 km ENE
from Palu
May 11, 2024 19:25
(Makassar)
M 2.9 207 km E
from Palu
May 10, 2024 00:12
(Makassar)
M 3.1 294 km ENE
from Palu
May 9, 2024 20:12
(Makassar)
M 3.4 252 km SE
from Palu

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Palu Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
90 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.1
May 27, 2024 03:31

Average

A total of 909 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Palu, Central Sulawesi in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 90 earthquakes per year, or 7 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Palu roughly every 4 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Palu in 2018. A total of 224 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Palu that year. The strongest had a 7.5 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Palu with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Palu in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Palu during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Palu (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 827 90.98%
Mag. 5 75 8.25%
Mag. 6 6 0.66%
Mag. 7 1 0.11%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Palu

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.5
On Sep 28, 2018 18:02.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.9
On Jan 1, 1996 16:05.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Palu occurred on Sep 28, 2018 18:02 local time (Asia/Makassar timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 73 kilometers (45 mi) north of Palu, at a depth of 20 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Palu in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.9 earthquake struck on Jan 1, 1996 16:05, 182 kilometers (113 mi) north of Palu. It is the strongest earthquake near Palu in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Palu, Central Sulawesi in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Palu.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Palu.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Sep 28, 2018 18:02
(Makassar)
M 7.5 73 km N
from Palu
May 29, 2017 22:35
(Makassar)
M 6.6 76 km SE
from Palu
Jul 26, 2021 20:09
(Makassar)
M 6.3 227 km E
from Palu
Jan 15, 2021 02:28
(Makassar)
M 6.2 254 km SSW
from Palu
Mar 16, 2015 07:17
(Makassar)
M 6.1 274 km E
from Palu
Sep 28, 2018 15:00
(Makassar)
M 6.1 58 km NNW
from Palu
Sep 9, 2023 22:43
(Makassar)
M 6.0 102 km N
from Palu
Mar 28, 2020 23:43
(Makassar)
M 5.9 96 km SSE
from Palu
Jul 15, 2017 20:12
(Makassar)
M 5.9 277 km ENE
from Palu
Mar 29, 2015 06:28
(Makassar)
M 5.9 277 km ENE
from Palu

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Nearest earthquakes from Palu

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Palu, Central Sulawesi. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Palu.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Oct 9, 2018 05:03
(Makassar)
M 4.2 9 km ENE
from Palu
Nov 19, 2017 03:50
(Makassar)
M 4.3 12 km ESE
from Palu
Oct 9, 2018 05:15
(Makassar)
M 4.8 11 km E
from Palu
Sep 22, 2018 20:08
(Makassar)
M 4.6 14 km WSW
from Palu
Sep 22, 2018 07:20
(Makassar)
M 4.8 15 km W
from Palu
Sep 28, 2018 19:42
(Makassar)
M 4.4 15 km SSE
from Palu
Sep 28, 2018 18:50
(Makassar)
M 5.6 15 km NNE
from Palu
Sep 28, 2018 18:25
(Makassar)
M 5.8 17 km SSE
from Palu
Oct 3, 2018 05:06
(Makassar)
M 4.8 17 km SSE
from Palu
Sep 28, 2018 18:16
(Makassar)
M 5.7 19 km ENE
from Palu

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Palu

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Palu.

When was the last earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Palu on the night of May 27, 2024 at 03:31 local time (Asia/Makassar). The center of this earthquake was located 165km south-east of Palu at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Palu, Central Sulawesi in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Palu, Central Sulawesi?

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Palu on the afternoon of January 1, 1996 at 16:05 local time (Asia/Makassar). The center of this earthquake was located 182km north of Palu at a depth of 24km under water in the Makassar Strait. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Palu since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Palu, Central Sulawesi?

In the past 10 years, 909 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Palu. This averages to 91 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.