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Saturday, July 28, 2018

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday July 29,2018

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Sunday July 29,2018 struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, killing ten people and injuring 40 others

The quake hit Lombok island early in the morning at 6.47 am when many people were still sleeping and damaged dozens of single-story houses. Even though tremors were felt in Bali, which is about 200 km away, there was no damage or casualties.

The epicentre was located 50 km north-east of the city of Mataram on the island of Lombok, which has a population of 3,19,000.

Around 43 quakes were recorded after the initial 6.4 magnitude tremor. The largest aftershock was recorded at 5.7 magnitude, said Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency

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