ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Manado):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-28 18:05
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 10.0 km (Given depths of 10 km are often provided automatically by earthquake surveys if the exact depth was not located yet.)
Maximum intensity: 2.3 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
Bolangitang ID 2.0 no data available 86.0 barely felt
Pimpi ID 2.0 no data available 95.5 barely felt
Boroko ID 2.0 no data available 85.5 barely felt
Kwandang ID 1.8 no data available 99.4 not felt
Limboto ID 1.6 no data available 119.5 not felt
Lolak ID 1.5 no data available 125.1 not felt
Gorontalo ID 1.3 144000 127.5 not felt
Kotabunan ID 1.0 no data available 186.4 not felt
Tomohon ID 1.0 28000 180.8 not felt
Bunobogu ID 1.0 no data available 192.3 not felt

Current earthquake activity near Manado:

Due to lack of data no comparison with long-term trends is possible for this region.


Since 1960, 3052 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 4.1 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 50.88 earthquakes larger than M4.1 per year around Manado. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually very high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 0.2 months (6 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Manado and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
1990-4-18 7.8 26
1991-6-20 7.5 31
2008-11-16 7.4 30
1984-8-6 7.4 242
1997-11-25 7.0 24
1991-5-19 7.0 33
1991-8-8 6.7 12
1989-12-9 6.7 151
1964-3-28 6.7 115
1990-4-18 6.5 19

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks, and glass can harm you. After the shaking stops: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before a professional safety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbors if necessary. If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down, and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on the streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of a high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides, and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care of elderly people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbors, friends, and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.