Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Sumbawa Besar, ID.17.Sumbawa (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 11:1311:13 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 15 minutes ago 38 km northwest of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
4.5 quake 16 Sep 6:57 pm (GMT +8)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Sumbawa Besar, ID.17.Sumbawa (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, early evening on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 6:57 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
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 should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Pototano (pop. 5,000) located 36 km from the epicenter, and Sumbawa Besar (pop. 52,700) 38 km away.
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 70 km from the epicenter, and Labuan Lombok (pop. 10,000) 70 km away.
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Date & time: Sep 16, 2021 6:57 pm (GMT +8) local time (16 Sep 2021 10:57 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.21°S / 117.23°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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