Powerful tremor hits Indonesia days after quake kills 350

UPDATE @ August 10: AT LEAST six people have been killed after another powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, next to Bali.

The strong aftershock had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, striking at a depth of just 12 kilometres on Thursday, Indonesia’s Geological Agency says.

The US Geological Survey has the tremor at a magnitude 5.9.


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According to local media, dozens of people were injured in the latest quake, which hit just four days after a massive 6.9 magnitude quake shook the region, killing up to 350 people.

Rescue efforts are still underway in the region with the death toll sadly expected to rise.

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EARLIER @ August 9: YET ANOTHER powerful earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, next to Bali.

According to Indonesia’s geological agency, Thursday’s quake had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, striking at a depth of just 12 kilometres. The US Geological Survey has the tremor at a magnitude 5.9.

It comes just four days after a massive 6.9 magnitude quake shook the region on Sunday, killing 350 people.

According to witnesses on the ground, the latest tremor caused further buildings to collapse.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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