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Jakarta Post

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Lombok, no tsunami alert issued

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

North Lombok   /   Thu, August 9, 2018   /   04:09 pm
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Lombok, no tsunami alert issued A search and rescue officer searches for victims under the rubble of Jamiul Jamaah Mosque in Pamenang, North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on Wednesday, Aug. 8. A magnitude 7 earthquake hit North Lombok on Sunday, leaving thousands without homes and taking the lives of more than 100 people. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara on Thursday afternoon, only four days after a magnitude 7 earthquake devastated the island.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the earthquake’s epicenter was located 13 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital of Mataram. The authorities have not issued a tsunami warning.

BMKG’s Earthquake and Tsunami Center had recorded 362 aftershocks after Sunday's earthquake. 

The tremor triggered panic among residents and forced rescue teams to rearrange their operations. Residents have been encouraged to stay outdoors. (dpk/swd)