5.1 magnitude earthquake strikes subduction zone south of Mount Tambora

September 21, 2011Sumbawa, INDONESIA – A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the subduction plate of the ocean crust southwest of where the Mount Tambora volcano is located. According to the USGS, the earthquake had a depth of 44 km (27 miles) and the epicenter was 168 km (104 miles) SW of Bima, Sumbawa, Indonesia. Seismic tension and volcanic activity have escalated around Indonesia in the past month as volatility in the south Pacific Ring of Fire continues to build.The Extinction Protocol
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16 Responses to 5.1 magnitude earthquake strikes subduction zone south of Mount Tambora

  1. RainMan says:

    As Mount Tambora has the unenviable tag of having the most powerful eruption in our past, (luckily in a mostly unpopulated area), it poses a huge threat to us now.


  2. RainMan says:

    Hi PansPermia
    Have read on wikipedia the devastation it caused in the past with the ash covering large areas of the globe causing crop losses for a year and many thousands of deaths, with EQ’s happening around the area I just hope it doesn’t wake up.


    • PansPermia says:

      Thank you RainMan

      Now I understand clearly what you meant when you said; “us.” It’s also clear that we must be prepared for anything, everywhere and at anytime.

      Stay well……..

      P. S. I have no idea why it did not occur to me to check wikipedia, ( I have also looked at You Tube video’s of Mt. Tambora – they are amazing) again thanks for your kindness in answering my question.


      • RainMan says:

        No worries PansPermia, everyone on this site is helpful and kind, Alvin does the work and ‘we’ try to cope with it all!
        Regards and stay well.


    • PansPermia says:

      Linda thank you so much for the link. After reading it I went to You Tube and watched video’s of the area – it’s beautiful – I hope it stays that way….meaning no eruptions……..

      Stay well……..


  3. nanoduck says:

    Also, don’t forget about Toba, one of the largest super volcano in the world. It is in the nearby area.


    • nickk0 says:

      TRY LOOKING UP the ‘Toba Eruption’, approx. 70,000+ years BC.
      Very Interesting.

      Some geneticists and scientists believe, based upon the available evidence, that the Toba Caldera Eruption, almost resulted in the extinction of the entire Human race. ❗

      – Nick


  4. RainMan says:

    @ Linda, thanks for the link, it now gets even scarier.
    My interest in Mt. Tambora is slightly personal as I live on the outer rim of an extinct volcano in Australia, unfortunately called….Mt. Tamborine….. no link there we hope 😦


  5. Amy says:

    I wish this would get more media attention. I have been watcning this for a few weeks now and it’s really hard to find any new information. I just keep checking USGS website for new earthquakes and using Google to search for any new news.


  6. This doesn’t look good. The last eruption was more powerful than Krakatoa and caused us to have the year without summer.



  7. Gen says:

    Here are some close up shots of Mt Tambora.


    Aurora Australis is on this link also.


  8. 1krumm says:

    Eastern Turkey 5.5M Earthquake just reported


  9. Tina Marie says:

    This is getting scarier every day. Every time I check this website here there are usually several posts a day about Earthquakes and Volcanoes errupting. They don’t cover any of this on the “news” so without this site I would have no clue what is going on daily on this planet. God Bless you Alvin and thanks to everyone else who provided additional links for more info. Peace be with you all.


  10. Kim says:

    I agree Tina Marie. The news never covers these earthquakes, etc. But i mainly think it’s because the news stations are owned by powerful individuals and I bet they make certain things are not discussed or covered.

    5.1 is quite scary near this volcano that caused the year without summer, blackened the sky, caused many deaths. Just scary!


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