Lombok: magnitude-6.3 natural disaster rocks Indonesian island

19 August, 2018, 09:26 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Source US Geographical Survey

The US Geological Survey measured Sunday's quake, which was centred in the northeast of the island, at magnitude 6.3 and a depth of seven kilometres.

The PTWC says that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi.

No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

A spokesperson for GNS science said the quake was 580km below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

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"We are monitoring the situation and some places felt it, but it was a very deep quake", Director Apete Soro said by telephone.

Its epicentre is 167 miles (270km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443km) west of Neiafu in Tonga.

Geophysicist Jana Pursley from the USGS said: "I would not expect any damage".

The quake occurred in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a region of frequent seismic activity due to collisions between continental plates.

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