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  •  M7.4 - Sulawesi, 1968

    In the Manimbaja Bay area, between Tandjung, Manimbaja, and Sabang, Sulawesi, slipping of the fault resulted in subsidence of 2 to 3 meters on part of the coast, and the apparent raising of Togian Island. Tsunami waves, reaching up to 300 meters inland, took some 200 lives and destroyed 700 houses. Wave heights were estimated at 8 to 10 meters
    From United States Earthquakes, 1968.

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