A earthquake with 6.9-magnitude hits Indonesia’s Lombok

Lombok [Indonesia], Aug 19 (ANI): An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 on Richter scalerocked the island of Lombok, Indonesia on Sunday. The earthquake was centred in the northeast of the island at a depth of 20km, reported a local daily. No causality has been reported till now, but the power outrage left the island in dark. This comes two weeks after an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 hit the island, which claimed 347 lives and caused massive destruction on August 5. According to several media reports, a large number of people have been displaced due to the earthquake, while over 1,000 people sustained injuries.. Indonesia is located in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. (ANI)
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