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Strong Quake Strikes Java Trench

Posted by feww on June 9, 2016

M6.2 Quake Strikes S of Mataram, Indonesia

Centered at 11.466°S, 116.234°E the event occurred at a depth of 29.9 km (18.6 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The event occurred directly south of Segara Anak, a crater lake contained within Mt Rinjani, located on the Lombok Island. Segara Anak is the remnant of Mount Samalas, a 4,200-meter volcano that exploded in 1257 AD, shooting about 350 cubic kilometers of ejecta into the atmosphere [that’s about twice the amount of ejecta from Mt. Tambora explosion in 1815 .] The explosion, believed to be a VEI-7, was one of the largest eruptions over the last seven or so thousand years, and was possibly responsible for triggering the Little Ice Age, according to a study.


  • 284.0 km (176.5 mi) S of Kute, Indonesia
  • 305.0 km (189.5 mi) S of Praya, Indonesia
  • 319.0 km (198.2 mi) S of Mataram, Indonesia
  • 324.0 km (201.3 mi) SSE of Kuta, Indonesia


2 Responses to “Strong Quake Strikes Java Trench”

  1. KW said

    Volcanic eruptions from three volcanoes in Indonesia have forced the closure of two airports and disrupted some flights to the holiday island of Bali, officials said Wednesday (Aug 3).

    Mount Gamalama on the eastern island of Ternate erupted early Wednesday (Aug 3) after a moderate earthquake in the area, sending ash up to 600 metres (1,900 feet) into the air and closing the island’s airport, said the national disaster agency.

    The airport on Lombok was closed overnight from Monday (Aug 1) to Tuesday (Aug 2) due to a drifting ash cloud from erupting Mount Rinjani.

    Mount Sinabung, a volcano on the western island of Sumatra which has been rumbling for some time, also erupted violently on Tuesday (Aug 2) although its ash clouds did not disrupt any flights. – AFP

  2. MP said

    Bali flights cancelled as Mt Rinjani ash cloud returns

    Flights in and out of Bali have been disrupted by a volcanic ash cloud. Photo: Antara Foto

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