Another Powerful Quake Hits Lombok and Bali; No Tsunami Warning

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake occurred onshore on the northern part of Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara on Thursday afternoon (09/08), while the search for victims of Sunday's deadly quake continues. (Antara Photo/Ahmad Subaidi)

By : JG | on 1:45 PM August 09, 2018
Category : News, Featured, Disasters

Jakarta. A magnitude-6.2 earthquake occurred onshore on the northern part of Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara on Thursday afternoon (09/08), while the search for victims of Sunday's deadly quake continues.

The quake occurred in North Lombok district at a depth of 12 kilometers, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). No tsunami warning has been issued following the quake, which was also felt in nearby Bali.

The quake caused Lombok residents, who have been staying in shelters following Sunday's mangnitude-7 quake, to panic and rush out of their tents, KompasTV reported.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said there has so far been 355 aftershocks following Sunday's quake.

"Residents panicked and ran from their shelters. Several buildings were further damaged," Sutopo said.

The BNPB said 168 bodies have so far been found following Sunday's quake. More than 2,000 people were injured.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing to remove victims from the debris.

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