A moderate earthquake right on the subduction location made apartment buildings sway a little in Bali and Lombok.
The earthquake was not dangerous at all because of the distance from the epicenter to the island itself.
The current earthquakes are however a lot closer to the islands than those of a couple of months ago who’s epicenter where at a bigger distance from the islands.
On the second map below, one can see a number of other earthquakes with similar strength in 2012.
The earthquakes are generated because of one tectonic plate gliding below the other one. When the subducting plate gets a resistance it hangs for a while and when the stress gets too big, the hanging point breaks and generates an earthquake.
244km (152mi) S of Kute, Indonesia
264km (164mi) S of Praya, Indonesia
279km (173mi) S of Mataram, Indonesia
292km (181mi) SSE of Kuta, Indonesia
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 5.1
Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown
GMT/UTC Time : 2013-02-09 08:40:02
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.
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|USGS||South Of Lombok, Indonesia||Feb 09 08:40||4.9||31||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||South Of Sumbawa, Indonesia||Feb 09 08:40||5.1||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||South Of Lombok, Indonesia||Feb 09 08:40||4.9||30||MAP I Felt It|
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Other earlier earthquakes in the greater epicenter area (since 2012)
Strongest earthquakes Magnitude 4.5 or more within a 150 km radius from this earthquake (max. 60)