A Doublet Earthquake from the Flores Fault
The series of earthquakes in Lombok come from the same source: the Flores Back Arc Thrust. Recurrence has been caused by the fault’s multiple segments, causing the zone’s massive stores of energy to not be released all at once.
FAHRIAH Hanisinta is still traumatized by the Lombok earthquakes. She and other refugees at the main command post in the Sembalun Public Square, East Lombok, inevitably panic and hurry outside every time there is an aftershock. "I’m still staying at the square, [I] don’t dare return home," said the woman last Sunday.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency’s (BMKG) observation up to August 19 found as many as 797 after...