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Lombok, importance-6.Three earthquake rocks Indonesian island

Lombok, importance-6.Three earthquake rocks Indonesian island
 Indonesian president Joko Widodo visited earthquake survivors in Lombok on 13 August. A 6.3-magnitude quake hit the island on 19 August. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Quake was also felt in neighbouring island of Bali and comes weeks after earthquakes killed 460

A 6.3-value earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets simply two weeks after a quake which killed greater than 460 human beings.

The quake turned into focused west-southwest of Belanting city in East Lombok, the usa Geological Survey stated, at a tremendously shallow intensity of 7km.

Citizens stated the earthquake was felt strongly in east Lombok.

“i used to be driving to deliver resource to evacuees when unexpectedly the electricity pole turned into swaying. I realised it turned into an earthquake.

“people started out to scream and cry. They all ran to the road,” East Lombok resident Agus Salim said.

The tremor was also felt in the island’s capital Mataram and at the neighbouring hotel island of Bali.

It comes two weeks after a shallow 6.9-value quake on 5 August levelled tens of hundreds of homes, mosques and businesses throughout Lombok.

Indonesia, an archipelago of hundreds of islands, sits at the so-referred to as Pacific “ring of fireplace”, in which tectonic plates collide and many of the international’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes arise

In 2004, a tsunami brought on through a importance nine.Three undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, in western Indonesia, killed 220,000 humans in nations across the Indian Ocean, inclusive of 168,000 in Indonesia.

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