Strong 6.3 earthquake magnitude rocks Indonesia's Lombok island near Bali

Mail Online | 8/19/2018 | Afp
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A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok, just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people.

The quake was centred west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres.

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There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries from the latest tremor.

'The earthquake caused people to panic and flee their houses,' national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Metro TV.

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Mr Nugroho said so far there have been no reports of injuries or fatalities but information is still being collected.

'We are still checking.'

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He added that landslides were reported in a national park where hundreds of hikers had been trapped on a volcano after a quake in late July.

Residents said the earthquake was felt strongly in East Lombok.

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'I was driving to deliver aid to evacuees when suddenly the electricity pole was swaying. I realised it was an earthquake.

'People started to scream and cry. They all ran to the street,' East Lombok resident Augus Salim told AFP.

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Video shot by the Indonesian Red Cross showed huge clouds of dust billowing from the mountain's slopes.

The shaking toppled motorcycles and there was damage to buildings in Sembalun subdistrict, including a community hall...
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