Quake – Lombok region, Indonesia

High intensity and low depth, quake epicenter was in the sea 18 km northwest of Lombok, the USGS said, far from the main tourist spots on the south and west of the island.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency, said many buildings were thought to have been damaged in Lombok’s main city of Mataram.”They are mostly buildings with weak construction material,” Nugroho said. Residents in Mataram described a strong jolt that sent people scrambling out of buildings.

 

Indonesia evacuated hundreds of tourists from popular resorts and sent rescuers fanning across the holiday island of Lombok after a powerful quake killed at least 91 people and reduced thousands of buildings to rubble. “91 people died, 209 suffered from serious injuries,” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake sparked terror among tourists and locals alike, coming just a week after another deadly tremor surged through Lombok, killing at least 17 people.

Indonesia evacuated hundreds of tourists from popular resorts and sent rescuers fanning across the holiday island of Lombok after a powerful quake killed at least 91 people and reduced thousands of buildings to rubble.

The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake sparked terror among tourists and locals alike, coming just a week after another deadly tremor surged through Lombok, killing at least 17 people.

82 people killed in 7.0 M Quake, thousand injured, earthquake jolted #LombokIsland in central Indonesia on Sunday, triggering a #tsunami warning, officials said.

Preliminary Report
Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time
  • 5 Aug 2018 11:46:35 UTC
  • 5 Aug 2018 19:46:35 near epicenter
  • 5 Aug 2018 15:46:35 standard time in your timezone
Location 8.268S 116.457E
Depth 10 km
Distances
  • 2.4 km (1.5 mi) ESE of Loloan, Indonesia
  • 34.5 km (21.4 mi) NW of Labuan Lombok, Indonesia
  • 51.2 km (31.8 mi) NE of Mataram, Indonesia
  • 52.6 km (32.6 mi) NNE of Praya, Indonesia
  • 66.0 km (40.9 mi) NE of Lembar, Indonesia

Published by Naresh Sagar

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