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New earthquake on the island paradise of Lombok, causes panic

The Indonesian island of Lombok is Sunday again hit by an earthquake. The quake had a magnitude of 6.3. Reports that the Us geological survey USGS.

The epicentre was in the north east of the island, at a depth of almost 8 km. The Indonesian island of Lombok over the past weeks by several earthquakes struck. In the earthquake of 5 August were certainly 460 people life.

Traumatized

According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national rampenbeheeragentschap BNPB, the new earthquake hundreds of people do panic, ‘who from their homes have fled’. “There are no victims or major damage reported, but people are traumatised.’

Resident Agus Salim to Reuters: “as I was driving to the victims of the previous earthquake to help when I all of a sudden a power pole saw falter. I realized immediately that it was a new shock was. People began to scream and to weep. They walked up the street.’

Also Asmaatul Husna has the quake felt: “I was in the mall when it happened. It was very strong. Suddenly went all the lights.’

Landslides

In a national park on the island was Sunday, a few landslides. In that park were at the end of July, hundreds of hikers after another earthquake. Since then, the park is closed to the public.

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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