Strong quake again hits Indonesia's Lombok island - Breaking News | Eurasia Diary

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21 August, Tuesday


Strong quake again hits Indonesia's Lombok island - Breaking News

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A strong earthquake hit Indonesia's Lombok island on Thursday, causing some buildings to collapse.
 
The magnitude-6.2 tembor followed a 6.9 quake on Sunday that killed at least 131 people, damaged thousands of houses, and left 156,000 people homeless.
 
Indonesia's geological agency said the quake was shallow, at a depth of 12km, centred in the northeast of the island.
 
It said it didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami. It's the third big quake to hit Lombok in little over a week. 
 
Reuters news agency quoted a witness as saying the latest quake sent people onto the streets in panic and caused buildings to collapse.
 
Many buildings still standing on the island have been weakened.
 
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