Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Hit Sumba Region, Indonesia

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred in the Sumba region, Indonesia, on January 22, 2024, at 12:02:20 local time (04:02:20 UTC) and a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi). The exact location was -10.37° LAT, 120.12° LON. The epicenter was located 208 km (129 mi) SSE of Labuan Bajo (pop. 188,000) and 80 km (49 mi) S of Waingapu (pop. 48,800).

Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.0 earthquake in the Sumba region, Indonesia.

The earthquake occurred due to the rotational singularity (marked with a yellow ellipse) that is present in Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia regions. Quantectum announced that this rotational singularity will increase tectonic traction in the region due to which the increased seismic hazard exposure is forecasted, on January 5, 2024, as shown here.

Picture 2: Picture from the post (published on January 5) forecasting increased earthquake-triggering in the Sumba region.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far. Also, no tsunami warning was issued.


* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.
** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

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