SEMBALUN, Indonesia — On Sunday a solid earthquake jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, causing landslides and damaging buildings, this month that killed a huge selection of people because the island tries to recuperate from the temblor earlier.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the late-morning quake, that was centred in Lombok’s northeast, at magnitude 6.3 with a depth of 7 kilometres (4 miles). It had been felt on the neighbouring island of Bali and was preceded a couple of minutes earlier by way of a magnitude 5.4 quake, in Lombok&rsquo also;s northeast.
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of Sunday evening
As, there have been no reports of any fatalities or injuries.
An Associated Press reporter on Lombok said the quake caused landslides on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, a dynamic volcano, and panic in villages. Video shot by the Indonesian Red Cross showed huge clouds of dust billowing from the mountain’s slopes.
The shaking toppled motorcycles and there is harm to buildings in Sembalun subdistrict, including a grouped community hall that collapsed. The hall had sustained damage in earlier quakes, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Homes and a mosque were damaged also, he said.
A magnitude 7.0 quake that struck Lombok on Aug. 5 killed 460 people, damaged thousands of homes and displaced several hundred thousand people.
a July earthquake that killed 16 people
Mount Rinjani has been closed to visitors following, triggered landslides and stranded a huge selection of tourists on the mountain.
Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago that straddles the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” is susceptible to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
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