July 2018 Lombok earthquake

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July 2018 Lombok earthquake
Joko Widodo Lombok Earthquake damage.jpg
President Joko Widodo inspected the damage on the worst hit area after an earthquake struck Lombok
July 2018 Lombok earthquake is located in Indonesia
July 2018 Lombok earthquake
UTC time2018-07-28 22:47:37
ISC event612373139
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date29 July 2018 (2018-07-29)
Local time06:47:37 WITA
Duration10–20 seconds
Magnitude6.4 Mw
Depth14.0 km (8.7 mi)
Epicenter8°16′26″S 116°29′28″E / 8.274°S 116.491°E / -8.274; 116.491Coordinates: 8°16′26″S 116°29′28″E / 8.274°S 116.491°E / -8.274; 116.491
FaultFlores Back Arc Thrust Fault[1]
TypeDip-slip (reverse)
Areas affectedWest Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Max. intensityVIII (Severe)
LandslidesYes
Aftershocks564[2]
Casualties20 dead
401 injured
10,062 displaced[3]

A Mw 6.4 earthquake struck the island of Lombok on the morning of 29 July 2018 at a shallow depth of 6.4 km (4.0 mi). Large damage was reported in the area, and authorities said that 20 people were killed in the earthquake while hundreds were injured.[4][5]

The epicentre was located in Sembalun Subdistrict, East Lombok Regency. The earthquake was a foreshock for the more powerful 6.9 earthquake which struck the island a week later.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gempa di Sumbawa Akibat Sesar Naik Flores" (in Indonesian). Kabar24. Retrieved 29 July 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. "Sebanyak 564 Gempa Susulan Guncang Lombok Hingga Sabtu, 4 Agustus 2018" (in Indonesian). Tribun News. Retrieved 7 August 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. "Dampak Gempa Lombok: 17 Jiwa Meninggal dan 10 Ribu Orang Mengungsi - Tirto.ID".
  4. Liputan6.com. "Korban Jiwa Gempa Lombok Bertambah Jadi 20 Orang". liputan6.com. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  5. "Asia Pacific: Multiple disasters affect millions in the region". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  6. "BMKG Nyatakan Gempa Lombok Magnitudo 7 sebagai yang Utama dari Gempa Pekan Lalu". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). 5 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.