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Update 11:11 UTC : Jamie Gurney:  Depth of 33km or less, magnitude 6.2-6.6 (depending on agency used). Appears to be thrust faulting with a strike-slip component (GEOFON).

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Update 10:51 UTC : About 1000 people will have experienced a very strong shaking and 355,000 a strong shaking. Damage, if any, may be expected in this area (see locations below)

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Update 10:43 UTC :  Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects : 0 to 90 fatalities and 100 to 1000 injured people.

Update 10:43 UTC : A very dangerous earthquake occurred below Sumba island Indonesia. Thed earthquake was shallow enough to expect serious damage

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3km (2mi) ESE of Andekantor, Indonesia
94km (58mi) W of Waingapu, Indonesia
132km (82mi) SSW of Labuhanbajo, Indonesia
145km (90mi) SSE of Bima, Indonesia
688km (428mi) W of Dili, East Timor

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2016-02-12 18:02:24

GMT/UTC Time : 2016-02-12 10:02:24

Depth (Hypocenter) : 28 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Sumba Region, Indonesia Feb 12 10:02 6.2 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kuta - Strong shake within building, staff alarmed and removed us from the building. Only lasted about 5 seconds.
  • Denpasar - I was in my house and suddenly felt the earthquake. 12th February, 2017, 12:30 (about). Everyone got out and are slightly panicking
  • USGS Andekantor, Indonesia Feb 12 10:02 6.3 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sumba Region, Indonesia Feb 12 10:02 6.2 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ubud - gentle rocking, I'm on 2nd floor, paintings on wall rocked, definitely floor moving. Immediately posted on FB, others in area felt as well.
  • Nusa Dua, Bali - Very short earthquake, not more than 1 second at 6.02 pm. Just made me move on my chair horizontally once.
  • Bali, Denpasar - house swaying from side to side, computer screen on desk shaking, chair shaking lasted about 10 seconds
  • Seminyak - Shaking for maybe 10 seconds. My ceiling lamps swayed for two minutes.
  • Sanur, Bali - rocking motion lasted 15-20 seconds, no damage noted
  • Kuta - Fun
  • Kuta - Weak Shaking, went on for maybe 15 - 30 seconds
  • Kuta - Lasted about 20 seconds, very light, then it got good.
  • Bali - I thought I was dizzy!
  • Ubud, Bali - Our Bamboo house with coconut pillars was shaking.
  • Waerebo - No damage in village, bamboo and wooden houses shaking. Nobody frightened
  • Lembongan - Laying on the beach, could definitely feel. The shaking a friend at the pool could see the water moving
  • EMSC Sumba Region, Indonesia Feb 12 01:40 4.5 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sumba Region, Indonesia Feb 12 01:40 4.5 120 MAP I Felt It INFO




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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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