Lombok Indonesia Earthquake 2018

Start Date

August 5, 2018

Overview

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Bali on August 5th, 2018, killing over 100 people, and leaving at least 20,000 homeless.  The most severe damage has been in North Lombok.   Rescue efforts are continuing, and at least two people have already been pulled from the rubble according to the national search and rescue agency.  Search and rescue efforts are continuing.

Earthquake epicenter (red star) and teleseismic stations (black triangles).

Earthquake epicenter (red star) and teleseismic stations (black triangles).

Hundreds of tourists remain stranded on the island and hotels were filled to capacity.  No tourists were reported killed, but the earthquake was felt as far away as the neighboring island of Bali, where two people died.  The quake was followed by more than a dozen aftershocks, including one Monday morning that registered a magnitude of 5.4.

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Latest Updates

August 19, 2018
ARIA Damage Proxy Map (DPM) comparing JAXA ALOS-2 SAR data from May 13, 2018  vs. August 19, 2018.
ARIA Damage Proxy Map (DPM) comparing JAXA ALOS-2 SAR data from May 13, 2018  vs. August 19, 2018. The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and Caltech, also in Pasadena, created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas in the northeastern part of Lombok Island, Indonesia, that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of the major earthquake sequence (including the...
August 7, 2018
Satellite-Derived Map of Ground Deformation from Earthquake beneath Lombok, Indonesia
Scientists with the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA), a collaboration between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and Caltech, also in Pasadena, using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the European Union’s Copernicus Sentinel-1A and -1B satellites, operated by the European Space Agency, generated a map of the deformation of Earth’s surface caused by the Aug. 5, 2018 magnitude 6.9 earthquake under Lombok island, Indonesia. The deformation map is produced from automated interferometric processing of the SAR...
August 7, 2018
Fig. 2: Both GNSS and teleseismic waves (black) are used to model (red) the earthquake.
Earthquake epicenter (red star) and teleseismic stations (black triangles). Fig. 2: Both GNSS and teleseismic waves (black) are used to model (red) the earthquake....