Tsunami alert after new earthquake for the Indonesian island of Lombok

Indonesia has a tsunami alert declared after an earthquake off the coast of the island of Lombok.

The earthquake took place off the northern coast of the island, at about 15 km depth. According to the US Geological Survey, she had a force of 7.0 on the Richter scale.

Last week Sunday, there was already a powerful earthquake on the island. Who had a force of 6.4 on the Richter scale. When there were certainly sixteen deaths by falling debris and were also more than 350 people injured. Also were 543 hikers rescued on the volcano Rinjani.

Indonesia is on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, which is known for its regular earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. There are about 130 active volcanoes in the country.

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