Moderate magnitude 4.5 quake hits 19 km northwest of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia early evening
Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 11:1411:14 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Sumbawa Besar, ID.17.Sumbawa (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early evening on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 6:54 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
4.5 quake 25 Mar 6:54 pm (GMT +8)
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Pototano (pop. 5,000) located 14 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Sumbawa Besar (pop. 52,700) located 19 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Labuan Lombok (pop. 10,000) located 81 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 25 Mar 2021 6:54 pm (GMT +8) local time (25 Mar 2021 10:54 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.33°S / 117.38°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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