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]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.039 kmsouth of Sumbawa, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake South of Sumbawa, Indonesia, 25 February 07:54 UTC

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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

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