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July 2018 Lombok earthquake
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President Joko Widodo inspected the damage on the worst hit area after an earthquake struck Lombok
Duration 10–20 seconds
Magnitude 6.4 Mw
Depth 14.0 km (8.7 mi)
Epicenter 8°16′26″S 116°29′28″E / 8.274°S 116.491°E / -8.274; 116.491Coordinates: 8°16′26″S 116°29′28″E / 8.274°S 116.491°E / -8.274; 116.491
Fault Flores Back Arc Thrust Fault
Type Dip-slip (reverse)
Areas affected West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Max. intensity VIII (Severe)
Landslides Yes
Aftershocks 564
Casualties 20 dead
401 injured
10,062 displaced

A Mw 6.4 earthquake struck the island of Lombok on the morning of 29 July 2018 at a shallow depth of 6.4 km (4.0 mi). Large damage was reported in the area, and authorities said that 20 people were killed in the earthquake while hundreds were injured.

The epicentre was located in Sembalun Subdistrict, East Lombok Regency. The earthquake was a foreshock for the more powerful 6.9 earthquake which struck the island a week later.

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