The Indonesian island of Lombok is again hit by an earthquake. According to the Indonesian seismological agency was a magnitude of 6.2. The American geophysical institute USGS reported a magnitude of 5.9. It is already the third strong earthquake in a week’s time.
How heavy the impact on the already heavily-ridden island, it is still difficult to schatten.De earthquake of Thursday occurred in the same zone as that of Sunday. There is no tsunamidreiging, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman of the Indonesian agency for disaster management BNPB. Since the earthquake of Sunday, there were 355 aftershocks, he said. That Thursday was the most powerful and did the walls come crashing down.
The quake happened around 12.25 pm loale time, with the epicenter at 6 km northwest of the district of North Lombok, at a depth of 12 km.
The Indonesian island of Lombok was on Sunday hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9. The official dodenbalans thereof is increased to 168. The soldiers on the spot and local civil protection on Lombok speak of a much higher number of victims, up to 381 deaths.
A week earlier, there was already a lighter earthquake on the popular holiday island. People were 20 dead.