6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Lombok island in Indonesia, the 2nd in less than a day

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Lombok island in Indonesia, the 2nd in less than a day
A new powerful earthquake has hit Indonesian island of Lombok in half a day after another jolt. The island has sustained a series of earthquakes recently, which killed over 400 people.

The powerful jolt occurred 4 km away from the village of Belanting in northeastern Lombok, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports. The epicenter of the new earthquake was some 20 km underground.

Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no tsunami warning after the quake.

The tremor was felt on the nearby Indonesian islands, including Bali, which is a popular tourist destination. The spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) tweeted a video showing tourists pouring out of their hotels into the streets as they felt the jolt.

Disaster management officials report electricity outages and pitch black conditions throughout the island and say they are continuing to co-ordinate with officials locally. 

The earthquake followed another powerful jolt of 6.3 magnitude, which damaged a number of houses and injured several people on the island. The major quakes were accompanied by several lesser jolts.

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Earlier in August, Lombok island was rocked by powerful 6.9 quake followed with hundreds of aftershocks. The disastrous tremor leveled many buildings and killed at least 436 people. Tens of thousands of properties were damaged and thousands of people have been displaced.

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