Strong earthquake in Indonesia takes lives in Lombok island

Strong earthquake in Indonesia takes lives in Lombok island

Indonesia earthquake news : A strong earthquake in Indonesia, of a magnitude of 6.4 on the Ritcher scale hit the tourist island of Lombok on early Sunday morning, killing at least three people while causing serious destruction.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the Indonesia earthquake is located 128.75km northeast of Mataram, the main city of Lombok island.

Widespread damage and destruction to buildings have been reported following the latest Indonesia earthquake. Reuters reported at least a dozen people were injured with the Indonesian earthquake striking at a time when most of the people were yet to wake up.

The quake was shallow and strong enough to amplify its effects. Shockwaves have been recorded in nearby islands including Bali as per the latest Indonesia earthquake news. It has been recorded to have occurred at 6:47 AM on Sunday (2247 GMT on Saturday).

The Bali island witnessed a severe aftershock of 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, 30 minutes after the first earthquake in the Lombok island. Another island affected by the earthquake is Java, where aftershocks are being reported to be continuing along with the Lombok and the Bali islands.

Destruction caused by the latest Indonesia earthquake in Lombok island

Destruction caused by the latest Indonesia earthquake in Lombok island. Photo courtesy of BNPB Indonesia.

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