Oh wow, our Minister of Justice, was in his hotel room on the island when it happened - https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/...e-caught-up-in-pretty-terrifying-lombok-quake
That's first M7 event since Feb 2018
The USGS have down graded it to 6.9
The count for M7.0 - 7.9 events this year is well down on the long term averages.
By now there should have been around 10 - 12 in that range there have been only 5 and they were all back in Jan and Feb.
18 / year is the long term avg.
M6.0 - 6.9 events are also well down compared to the averages. So far 49 for the year.
The annual avg is around 130
So far there hasn't been the M8+ event for the year either
from my seismograph
I just got back last week from Bali. I've been messaging a lot of friends I made over there.
The aftershocks continue on Lombok Island.
As I am typing this the latest respectable ( and largest, so far) aftershock is tailing off.
M 5.9, 3km SE of Todo, Indonesia
2018-08-09 05:25:31 (UTC), 10.0 km deep
The red dot on the map
This is about 40km WSW of the M6.9 main shock
I have taken the USGS base map and added the event magnitudes to it....
apologies for the low quality image
the forum does a lot of compression
Was just about to post about the latest 6.2 aftershock
it was only a 5.9 as stated above and in that article
Stuff must have updated the article to 5.9.
Seismogram for the M 5.9 aftershock
Separate names with a comma.