Information about the earthquake: mag of light. 4.4 earthquake
Light 4.4 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 39 km
July 16 05:35 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
July 16 05:45: Depth of the hypocenter recalculated from 26.0 to 54.0 km (16.2 to 34 mi). Epicenter location corrected 7.8 km (4.9 mi) to the SW.
July 16 14:50: Depth of the hypocenter recalculated from 54.0 to 39.0 km (34 to 24 mi). Corrected 25 km (16 mi) epicenter location towards NNE.
Updated Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:39 AM
Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.4 to 34 km north of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia
4.4 earthquake July 16 13:26 (GMT +8)
According to preliminary data, the earthquake was located at a shallow depth of 26 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deep ones because they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) which also listed the earthquake at a magnitude of 4.4.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors could have been felt in Pototano (5,000 inhabitants) located 28 km from the epicenter and in Sumbawa Besar (52,700 inhabitants) at 34 km.
Other towns close to the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Labuan Lombok (10,000 inhabitants) located 85 km from the epicenter and Labuan Lombok (10,000 inhabitants) 85 km away.
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Date and time: July 16, 2021 05:26:19 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: July 16 13:26 (GMT +8)
Depth: 39.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 8.02 ° S / 117.38 ° E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tambora (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and villages:
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Pototano (Kabupaten Sumbawa) (pop: 5,000) -> See earthquakes nearby!
53 km (33 mi) north of Sumbawa Besar (pop: 52,700) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
95 km (59 mi) northeast of Labuan Lombok (Kabupaten Lombok Timur) (pop: 10,000) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
95 km (59 mi) northeast of Labuan Lombok (pop: 10,000) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
132 km (82 mi) to WNW of Subdued (pop: 49,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
144 km (89 mi) ENE of Praya (Kabupaten Lombok Tengah) (pop: 35,200) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
153 km (95 mi) ENE of Mataram-Lombok (pop: 318,700) -> See nearby earthquakes!
156 km (97 mi) to WNW of Bima (pop: 67,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
248 km (154 mi) ENE of Denpasar (pop: 834 900) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
392 km (243 mi) southwest of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) -> See earthquakes nearby!
106 km (66 mi) northwest of Pulau Sumbawa Island (pop: 1,391,300) -> See nearby earthquakes!
136 km (85 mi) ENE of Lombok Island (pop: 3,311,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
Scattered clouds 29.2 ° C (84 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 6 m / s (12 kts) from EUT
Main data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated energy released: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tonnes of TNT) Find out more
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.
|4.4||39 km||Sumbawa region, Indonesia||BMKG|
|4.4||26 km||SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA||EMSC|
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