ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Labuan Bajo):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-05 10:38
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 23.0 km
Maximum intensity: 4.0 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
Bondokodi ID 3.7 0 14.9 weakly felt
Waimangura ID 3.2 0 33.0 weakly felt
Manola ID 3.1 0 30.5 weakly felt
Tambolaka ID 3.1 0 33.0 weakly felt
Elopada ID 2.9 0 42.8 barely felt
Sape ID 1.9 5000 100.0 not felt
Dompu ID 1.6 49000 115.8 not felt
Bima ID 1.6 67000 114.1 not felt
Waingapu ID 1.3 49000 146.8 not felt
Labuan Bajo ID 1.2 189000 149.9 not felt

Current earthquake activity near Labuan Bajo:

In the past 30 days, 42 earthquakes of magnitude 3.1 or higher were detected in Sumbawa Region, Indonesia (see map section). Therefore, the earthquake activity of the past month has been significantly lower relative to long-term trends (more than 20% deviation).


Since 1960, 668 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 4.0 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 11.15 earthquakes larger than M4.0 per year around Labuan Bajo. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually very high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 1.1 months (33 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Labuan Bajo and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
1977-8-19 8.3 25
2018-8-19 6.9 21
2018-8-5 6.9 34
1989-7-31 6.8 14
1968-1-26 6.8 31
1978-4-10 6.7 33
2009-11-8 6.6 18
2007-11-25 6.5 18
1986-12-19 6.5 25
2003-3-25 6.5 33

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks and glass can harm you. After the shaking stopped: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before professional savety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbours if necessary.
If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care for eldery people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbours, friends and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.