Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Sumbawa Besar, ID.17.Sumbawa (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 11:5511:55 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 15 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Sumbawa Besar, ID.17.Sumbawa (undefined), West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early evening on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 7:39 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
4.9 quake 16 Sep 7:39 pm (GMT +8)
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8.
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 Sumbawa Besar (pop. 52,700) located 25 km from the epicenter, and Pototano (pop. 5,000) 26 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Labuan Lombok (pop. 10,000) located 66 km from the epicenter, and Labuan Lombok (pop. 10,000) 66 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Praya (pop. 35,200) located 115 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sep 16, 2021 7:39 pm (GMT +8) local time (16 Sep 2021 11:39 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.35°S / 117.25°E (Flores Sea, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
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