One person is killed and eight others are injured after a magnitude 7.6–7.9 earthquake hits off the coast of eastern Indonesia, causing damage to buildings, and shaking buildings as far away as Darwin, Australia.
Hundreds of tourists flock to Uluru in Australia's Northern Territory to climb it for the last time before the park's ban on climbing goes into effect. The ban is being implemented to respect the wishes of the indigenous Aṉangu people, who find Uluru sacred.
United States Vice President Mike Pence visits Alaska, where he meets with Governor Bill Walker and discusses stationing F-35 squadrons in the state. Pence is beginning a 10-day trip to South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and Japan.
Adam Giles is elected as the new leader of the Country Liberal Party in Australia's Northern Territory replacing Terry Mills as Chief Minister. He will be the first indigenous head of government in Australian history.