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Jakarta Post

Smaller earthquake hits neighboring E. Nusa Tenggara

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 6, 2018   /   09:09 pm
Smaller earthquake hits neighboring E. Nusa Tenggara A villager stands in front of a damaged classroom after an earthquake hit Lombok Island on Aug. 6. (Reuters/Beawiharta)

Following a recent 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Lombok, a smaller earthquake, of 5.6-magnitude, hit East Nusa Tenggara on Monday evening at 7:06 p.m. local time.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the epicenter was located 242 kilometers off Southwest Sumba regency in East Nusa Tenggara at a depth of 10 kilometers.

According to a report obtained by The Jakarta Post, the agency stated that the earthquake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami. 

Reports say the earthquake's tremors could be felt in Bali's Kuta and Denpasar. (sau)