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Lombok Earthquake Aug 5 2018 (General)

by dulan drift, Monday, August 06, 2018, 18:02 (129 days ago)

Shallow 6.9M in Lombok following on from a 6M a week ago

Another example of an earthquake swarm - still getting 5Ms

With a couple of nearby volcanoes going off as well - you'd be wondering if the world was ending if you lived there

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Lombok Earthquake Aug 5 2018

by dan @, Monday, August 06, 2018, 18:32 (129 days ago) @ dulan drift

I can imagine that it's not much fun to wait in the hot son on a beach with 1000 other people waiting to get rescued, all the while wondering if the big one is yet to hit and whether it will cause a tsunami.

Nope, not much fun at all.

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by dulan drift, Tuesday, August 07, 2018, 19:03 (128 days ago) @ dan

Yeah, that would have been bloody scary

Another 3 x 5+Ms overnight - that's not gonna help settle your nerves if you didn't get off the island

Even at that 5M level it's enough to topple a weakened building

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by dulan drift, Thursday, August 09, 2018, 18:45 (126 days ago) @ dulan drift

A 6.2 'aftershock' in Lombok - that would re-freak everyone out just when you'd be hoping the worst had passed

Lombok Earthquake Aug 5 2018

by dan @, Thursday, August 09, 2018, 19:23 (126 days ago) @ dulan drift

I wonder how they came up with this term 'aftershock'. What does that mean? I always envisioned it as some sort of reverberating energy, but that makes no sense. I've always thought of 'aftershocks' as some echo of the original event that somehow, coming out of nowhere, can topple buildings, when in fact what they are are just additional earthquakes.

So, yeah, I'd be worried that the big one has yet to hit.

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by dulan drift, Saturday, August 11, 2018, 17:15 (124 days ago) @ dan

Good point

It's more like the Hollywood movie where the truck gradually slips over the edge in a series of lurching falls and snags - the hero escaping just before the big one

Lombok Earthquake Aug 5 2018

by dulan drift, Sunday, August 19, 2018, 21:03 (116 days ago) @ dulan drift

Another 5+M, then a 6.3 for Lombok today - that's 3 x 6M in a period of a few weeks - plus a bunch of 5s - poor people must be at their wits' end

Lombok Earthquake Aug 5 2018

by dulan drift, Monday, August 20, 2018, 19:04 (115 days ago) @ dulan drift

Not long after the 6.3, there was a 6.9!

Luckily most people were already sleeping in tents in parks so casualties were limited

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