5.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Bali Sea, BMKG: follow-up to Lindu M 7.4 last August

TIME.CO, Jakarta – The Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics or BMKG has declared that it exists earthquake magnitude 5.8 tectonics Saturday 9 September 2023 at 07.06.16 WIB in the Bali Sea area.

According to the head of the BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Center, Daryono, this deep earthquake or Deep Focus was caused by plate tensile activity or the extensive pulling of the Australian plate downwards due to the influence of gravitational forces.

This earthquake was located in the sea at a distance of 160 kilometers northeast of North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, at a depth of 511 kilometers. “This earthquake is believed to be an aftershock of the M7.4 main earthquake that occurred on August 29, 2023,” Daryono said.

This earthquake impacted and was felt in the areas of Denpasar, Mataram, North Lombok, West Lombok and Central Lombok with an intensity scale of II-III MMI. There were vibrations in the house, as if a truck was passing by. In the Kuta area, vibrations reached the intensity scale II MMI. Several people felt vibrations, light objects hung swaying.


Based on the modeling results, it appears that this earthquake does not have the potential for a tsunami. For the rest, until 07.30 WIB, monitoring of the results BMKG showed no aftershock activity.

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