Earthquake hits Indonesia


Indonesia, March 17 ; An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia’s Lombok region on Sunday.

The quake jolted 4 km SW of Sembalunbumbung, Indonesia at 07:07:27 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 23.61 km, was initially determined to be at 8.4179 degrees south latitude and 116.5195 degrees east longitude.

At least 50 people have been killed by flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province as rescuers raced to find more victims of the disaster.

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