Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Sumbawa Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 16 October 1977 at 21:09 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Sumbawa Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 16 October 1977 at 21:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 16 Oct 1977 09:09:17 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.733°S / 117.118°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sangenges (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) S of Umapoke (West Nusa Tenggara)
142 km (88 mi) SSW of Sumbawa Besar (Kabupaten Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara Barat) (pop: 52,700)
147 km (92 mi) SE of Praya (Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Barat) (pop: 35,200)
169 km (105 mi) SE of Mataram (Qada Diwaniya, West Nusa Tenggara) (pop: 318,700)
199 km (124 mi) SW of Dompu (Nusa Tenggara Barat) (pop: 49,000)
226 km (141 mi) SW of Bima (Nusa Tenggara Barat) (pop: 67,000)
241 km (150 mi) ESE of Denpasar (Bali) (pop: 834,900)
1197 km (744 mi) ESE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.833 kmSumbawa region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Sumbawa Region, Indonesia, 16 October 21:09 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 04 Nov 1977 16:02 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Oct 1977 06:50 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Oct 1977 11:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 1977 09:53 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Oct 1977 21:22 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Sumbawa Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 16 October 1977 at 21:09 (GMT)
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