The Latest: Strong quake cuts power across Indonesian island

ABC News | 8/19/2018 | Staff
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The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):

1:25 a.m.

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A strong earthquake has cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok and toppled buildings.

The shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit just after 10 p.m. Sunday is one of multiple powerful earthquakes in the northeast of the island that also caused landslides.

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The quakes come as the tourist hotspot tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

There was no immediate official information about casualties.

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The National Disaster Mitigation Agency says power has been cut across the island, hampering efforts to assess the situation.

It says some houses and other buildings have collapsed in Sembalun subdistrict, on the island's northeast in the shadow of Mount Rinjani.


10:25 p.m.

Another strong earthquake has struck near the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok.

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The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.9...
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