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Strong earthquake hits Bima and Dompu, killing two
uusjio | November 25, 2007 at 09:02 pmby
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A strong earthquake hit Bima and Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, early Monday, killing at least two persons, injuring hundreds of residents, and destroying hundreds of houses.
The earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale was felt by the Dompu residents at between the fourth and fifth MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity), at. 00.02.20 am local time, according to information from the meteorological and geophysics office in Mataram.
The epicenter of the tectonic earthquake was located at 8.27 degrees southern latitude and 118.35 degrees eastern longitude at a depth of 50 km northwest of Raba, Bima.
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