Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South of Sumbawa, Indonesia, on Saturday, 25 February 1978 at 07:54 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - South of Sumbawa, Indonesia, on Saturday, 25 February 1978 at 07:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 39 km depth

Date & time: 25 Feb 1978 07:54:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.131°S / 117.096°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sangenges (173 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
183 km (113 mi) SSE of Praya (Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Barat) (pop: 35,200)
186 km (115 mi) S of Sumbawa Besar (Kabupaten Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara Barat) (pop: 52,700)
203 km (126 mi) SSE of Mataram (Nusa Tenggara Barat) (pop: 318,700)
232 km (144 mi) SW of Dompu (Nusa Tenggara Barat) (pop: 49,000)
258 km (160 mi) SW of Bima (Nusa Tenggara Barat) (pop: 67,000)
264 km (164 mi) SE of Denpasar (Bali) (pop: 834,900)
575 km (357 mi) SE of Surabaya (Jawa Timur) (pop: 2,374,700)
1209 km (752 mi) ESE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 5.039 kmsouth of Sumbawa, IndonesiaUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake South of Sumbawa, Indonesia, 25 February 07:54 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 25 Feb 1978 08:42 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South of Sumbawa, Indonesia, on Saturday, 25 February 1978 at 07:54 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.