5 August 2018 Lombok earthquake

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5 August 2018 Lombok earthquake
Lombok earthquake mosque ruin evacuation.jpg
A collapsed mosque in North Lombok
5 August 2018 Lombok earthquake is located in Indonesia
5 August 2018 Lombok earthquake
UTC time2018-08-05 11:46:37
ISC event612456510
Local date5 August 2018 (2018-08-05)
Local time19:46:35 (WITA)
Magnitude6.9 Mw
Depth31.0 km (19.3 mi)
Epicenter8°17′13″S 116°27′07″E / 8.287°S 116.452°E / -8.287; 116.452Coordinates: 8°17′13″S 116°27′07″E / 8.287°S 116.452°E / -8.287; 116.452
FaultFlores Back Arc Thrust Fault
Areas affectedBali and West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Max. intensityVIII (Severe)
Tsunami10.0 cm (3.9 in)[1]
28 July 2018 (2018-07-28) 22:47:37 (UTC)
29 July 2018 (2018-07-29) 06:47:37 (WITA)
Aftershocks6.3 Mw
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) 04:10:22 (UTC)
663 total aftershocks
Casualties563 dead, +1,000 injured (includes casualties from all of the earthquakes that affected Lombok in August)

On 5 August 2018, a major earthquake measuring Mw 6.9 (7.0 on Richter scale) struck the island of Lombok, Indonesia. It was the main shock following its foreshock, a nearby 6.4 earthquake on 29 July.

The epicentre was located inland, near Loloan Village in North Lombok Regency. The earthquake caused tsunamis across the coastal region of the city. In the aftermath of the earthquake 259 people were confirmed killed while more than 1,400 were confirmed injured. More than 165,000 people were displaced.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "BMKG: Tsunami 10–15 Cm Sudah Masuk Daratan Lombok". IDN Times.
  2. "Lombok earthquake: Number killed on Indonesia tourist island rises to 319". Sky News. Retrieved 9 August 2018.