6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island


A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, just two weeks after the devastating quake which killed more than 460 people and put the island on the verge of grave humanitarian crisis.

The US Geological Survey that the earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hit Sumbawa Region in Indonesia at 9:40 am IST and estimated the depth of the largest tremor at 7.9km

The tremor was centered west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the USGS said, at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres (four miles). Residents said the quake was felt strongly in East Lombok.

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