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5 August 2018 Lombok earthquake
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A collapsed mosque in North Lombok
Magnitude 6.9 Mw
Depth 31.0 km (19.3 mi)
Epicenter 8°17′13″S 116°27′07″E / 8.287°S 116.452°E / -8.287; 116.452Coordinates: 8°17′13″S 116°27′07″E / 8.287°S 116.452°E / -8.287; 116.452
Fault Flores Back Arc Thrust Fault
Type Thrust
Areas affected Bali and West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Max. intensity VIII (Severe)
Tsunami 10.0 cm (3.9 in)
Landslides Yes
Foreshocks 10.6Mw
28 July 2018 (2018-07-28) 22:47:37 (UTC)
29 July 2018 (2018-07-29) 06:47:37 (WITA)
Aftershocks 6.3 Mw
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) 04:10:22 (UTC)
663 total aftershocks
Casualties 563 dead, +1,000 injured (includes casualties from all of the earthquakes that affected Lombok in August)

On 5 August 2018, a major earthquake measuring Mw 6.9 (7.0 on Richter scale) struck the island of Lombok, Indonesia. It was the main shock following its foreshock, a nearby 6.4 earthquake on 29 July.

The epicentre was located inland, near Loloan Village in North Lombok Regency. The earthquake caused tsunamis across the coastal region of the city. In the aftermath of the earthquake 259 people were confirmed killed while more than 1,400 were confirmed injured. More than 165,000 people were displaced.

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