Rahul Sharma

1918 Celebes Sea earthquake

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Magnitude  8.3 Mw
Tsunami  Yes
Number of casualties  52
Max. intensity  X (Extreme)
Date  15 August 1918
1918 Celebes Sea earthquake
Similar  1968 Casiguran earthquake, 1976 Moro Gulf earthquake, 2012 Visayas earthquake, 1957 Andreanof Islands e, 1990 Luzon earthquake

The 1918 Celebes Sea earthquake occurred on 15 August at 12:18 UTC. It had a magnitude of 8.3 on the moment magnitude scale and a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. This event in the southern Philippines triggered a large tsunami, with a maximum run-up of 7.2 m, which affected the coasts of the Celebes Sea, causing widespread damage. The combined effects of the earthquake and the tsunami caused 52 casualties.

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1918 Celebes Sea earthquake Wikipedia


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