WORLD At least 3 killed after strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok island: official

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At least 3 killed after strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok island: official

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20:09, August 05, 2018

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A motorcycle is seen on the ground of a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after an earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island. (Photo: VCG)

At least three people were killed by a strong quake that struck Indonesia’s tourist island Lombok on early Sunday evening, an official told local media, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people.

The latest earthquake triggered a brief tsunami warning, which later on was removed. 

The US Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 7.0 and its epicenter was about 2 kilometers east-southeast of Loloan, with a depth of 10.5 kilometers.

The earthquake was initially measured at magnitude 6.8, but it was later revised up to 7.0, Yusuf Khaidar Ali at the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

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A man removes debris outside a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after an earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island. (Photo: VCG)

A magnitude 6.4 quake hit Lombok, which is just east of Bali, on July 29, killing 16 people.

Like Bali, Lombok is known for pristine beaches and mountains. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.

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People react on the street following an earthquake near the former Selaparang Airport, Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia August 5, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  (Photo: VCG)

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Hospital staff treat patients outside a hospital after a major earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok island, in Mataram on August 5, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

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People react following an earthquake in Ampenan district, Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia August 5, 2018, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. (Photo: VCG)

(Source: AP, with input from Xinhua)


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